Category Archives: Sustianable Transport

Electric World?

Plugged In Fleets Initiative An Energy Saving Trust strategic research report, the plugged-in fleets initiative, considers the benefits of electric vehicle fleets to business. There is a financial as well as environmental benefit to running fleets of electric vehicles, but … Continue reading

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Electric Highways and Other Stories

Electric Highway Developments Ecotricity, a UK electricity company, has been expanding its network of electricity charging stations for cars. The company has teamed up with Nissan to create a network of fast charging stations along the M40 motorway that links … Continue reading

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October Update

Air South West: End of an Era Linked with the demise of Plymouth airport, Air South West have also recently ceased serving the South West. They had been a key operator from Plymouth airport but they had transferred flights to … Continue reading

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When An Airport Closes

Plymouth, a city with a population of around 250 000 people, and the largest city on the south coast of England is to loose its airport. The airport opened in the 1920s to the north of the city with a … Continue reading

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Community power

Buoyant Branch Lines Railway branch lines in the South West of England are booming. Some of the reasons for the growth in passenger numbers are attributed to the cost of petrol or perhaps the “staycation” phenomena where people are having … Continue reading

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June Update

Tidal Surge On the 27 June there was a tidal surge that affected a long section of the South West Coast. The precise cause is not known but there was an excellent example of crowdsourcing by the local BBC Television … Continue reading

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May Update

Nuclear Free Germany? Germany has announced that it is to abandon nuclear energy by 2022. An interesting move in that nuclear has been one of the promised energy sources of the future.  Eight of Germany’s 17 nuclear plants are to … Continue reading

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