Hanoi is planning to build a monorail system to ease traffic congestion and connect with existing railway routes.
China’s Wanxiang Group Corp has beaten off a bid by Richard Li, the son of Asian’s richest man, Li Ka Shing, to win approval acquire the assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive Holdings.
Hoping to add some stimulus to its languishing domestic market for new energy vehicles, China is expanding its campaign to drive up sales to another 12 cities, taking the total number of cities and regions involved to 40.
February 04, 2014
Asian airlines flying to Europe may be in for a bit of a shock later this year if the European Parliament’s environment committee has its way. On Monday it backed changes to a draft law on greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry that would see international carriers obliged to account for all GHGs emitted on flights to and from Europe, starting in 2016.
Ready for Hangzhou's electric vehicle sharing scheme
A huge electric car sharing program is quietly underway in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China which is aimed at providing residents with access to about 100,000 self-service electric vehicle rentals and related supporting infrastructure within five years. The project is supported by Chinese auto manufacturer Kandi Technologies, a maker of mainly EVs, ATVs and other “specialized” automobiles, in partnership with the more traditional Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Automobile Holdings.
EU aviation emissions
November 13, 2012
The European Union (EU) announced yesterday that it will apply a one-year moratorium on the controversial inclusion of civil aviation under its Emissions Trading System (ETS), which has mandated that all airlines flying to and from EU pay for their carbon emissions. The freeze follows threats of widespread international retaliation from such heavyweights as the US, China, Russia and India, and is said to allow for the EU rethink its approach. Flights by airlines within the EU will still have to pay for their carbon emissions.
In 2010 the world's airlines spent USD140 billion on jet fuel and accounted for about 3 percent of the human effect on the climate. Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), an organization representing parties from across the aviation industry, says governmenta across Asia Pacific -- one of the fastest growing aviation markets and the world's largest -- could help slow growth of airline emissions by kick-starting development and production of aviation biofuel.
UNEP Towards a Green Economy report
March 02, 2011
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a report entitled Towards a Green Economy, Pathways to a Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, in advance of Rio 2012, that focuses on innovative ways to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.
Indian Truck
November 12, 2010
India has embarked on a new pathway towards developing a low-carbon transport system, days before the convening of the UN climate change convention in Cancun.