ARTICLES RELATING TO GREEN

French emissions probe clears Opel; others accused of fraud

2017-03-20 17:48

French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles.

It's official: Female directors are greening JSE-listed firms

2016-12-14 15:44

The more female directors, the greater the likelihood of an environmental quality management policy, say researchers Suzette Viviers and Nadia Mans-Kemp.

Toyota's Mobile refueller can charge its hydrogen-powered Mirai 'anywhere'

2016-12-05 07:34

Toyota has unveiled a mobile hydrogen refueller that will enable its Mirai fuel-cell sedan to go 'anywhere that a conventional car can be driven'. Here's how it works...

'Played the fool' Angry car owners slam VW emissions deal

2016-10-19 07:53

Angry Volkswagen owners say a $10-billion settlement doesn't adequately compensate them for the German automaker's emissions cheating scandal.

Billionaire says Formula E 'spaceships' are the future

2016-10-07 08:09

Billionaire Anand Mahindra says Formula E's futuristic, high-pitched 'spaceships' are the future of motorsport as he sees the sport evolving away from F1 'dinosaurs'.

5 things you should know about VW's 'dieselgate' scandal

2016-09-16 08:19

It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests. Here's 5 things you should know about the 'dieselgate' scandal.

Carbon offsets will make SA economy greener - Treasury

2016-06-20 13:04

Government's proposed carbon offset system is in line with efforts to help South Africa become a low carbon, greener economy, according to National Treasury.

New beginnings for VW? More electric cars on the way

2016-06-17 08:34

Volkswagen plans to intensify its push into electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

Environmental group opens school

2016-06-08 09:23

Pietermaritzburg environmental activist organisation groundWork opened its Environmental Justice School in celebration of World Environment Day at the weekend.

FirstRand unit launches green debt investment

2016-04-19 14:13

Ashburton Investments has launched a green debt initiative comprising independent power producer projects under the renewable energy programme.

 

German city bans older diesel cars

2017-02-22 07:41

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting in 2018.

Tackling pollution: Paris bans half of its cars

2016-12-07 07:05

Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution.

VW reaches deal over 3.0-litre diesel engines with EPA - report

2016-11-16 10:12

German automaker Volkswagen and US environmental regulators have reached an agreement on the diesel-powered 3.0-litre cars also involved in the company's emissions scandal.

Tesla is keen to work with Panasonic on solar energy

2016-10-17 08:41

US electric automaker Tesla says it plans to start working with Japanese electronics company Panasonic on solar energy.

Nearly 30 million cars in EU over emissions limit - study

2016-09-19 14:32

One year after Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal, nearly 30 million cars on Europe's roads are still way over air-pollution limits, reports a European environment watchdog.

VW to pay $10.2-billion to settle emissions claims

2016-06-24 07:36

VW has agreed to take a series of steps with a total cost of about $10.2-billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the US.

Carbon tax will have a negative economic impact - Outa

2016-06-17 12:33

Overtaxed consumers cannot afford the proposed carbon tax which may not even achieve its aim of reducing gas emissions, says civil rights body Outa.

Toyota gets bullish on plug-in hybrids with new Prius Prime

2016-06-15 09:57

As the fourth-generation Prius is launched in South Africa in June, Toyota says it may not have been as bullish as rivals in pushing its plug-in hybrids.

Emissions scandal: VW owners get a choice - buyback or repairs

2016-04-22 08:04

The owners of nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the US will be given the option of selling them back to the company or getting them repaired at VW's expense.

Edible cutlery lends a spoon for the war on waste

2016-03-31 11:35

Genius! An Indian company is revolutionising the way we get rid of disposable cutlery.

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