National Trust members are being asked to vote at the organisation’s AGM in November (2022) on a motion asking the Trust to reconsider its support for the Government’s scheme to dual the A303 across the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), including twin-bore tunnels, in view of the Examining Authority’s recommendation, the High Court Judgment, UNESCO’s threat… Continue reading
Posts tagged CO2 emissions
Is this what action on climate change actually looks like?
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” (Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.) There were many articles last weekend marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. There is little more to be said on that we… Continue reading →
Petrol-sipping car ad goes mainstream
Now here’s a thing. The first double page colour advert in a national newspaper that I’ve seen selling a mainstream car (which is neither a hybrid nor an electric vehicle) with emissions so low the owner doesn’t have to pay road tax. Granted the tagline to the advert in the Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine for… Continue reading →
Why pay more at the pump?
The arrival of more affordable electric cars in 2011 will mark the start of what could be still quite a slow shift to cleaner and more environmentally sound transport. In the meantime, or as an alternative, anybody planning to buy a new car has a growing choice of conventional diesel and petrol-driven models which achieve roughly… Continue reading →
Car manufacturer starts campaign to improve UK air quality
The pressing global imperative of driving down CO2 emissions is now accepted by the motor industry. But while enormous energy was devoted to that campaign by environmentalists, a more immediate threat has been insidiously creeping back along the pavements of busy town and city streets. The pollutants issuing from the tail pipes of petrol and… Continue reading →
BMW works on mass-market electric car
BMW has entered the race to bring a mass-market electric car to the showrooms, by as soon as 2013. In July 2010 the German car maker told assembled media at a plant outside Munich that battery technology had ”reached the point where it really makes sense to drive electric.”