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.

10 trends that will drive the next revolution

2016-03-04 07:00

The way we look at the world in 2016 changes the future we choose. finweek unpacks 10 trends that will shape the years ahead.

Emissions scandal: 'Renault did not cheat'

2016-01-19 08:57

Renault has promised to come up with a 'technical plan' over coming weeks to bring down harmful emissions from its vehicles.

Toyota to stop selling petrol-powered cars by 2050?

2015-11-05 09:19

Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions.

Not under construction: Thyspunt nuclear site a burglar, poacher paradise

2015-10-20 08:35

Eskom has fenced off Thyspunt but that does not mean the proposed nuclear project is under way. Bev Mortimer takes a closer look at the Thyspunt saga.

Will new emissions tests make diesel cars too expensive?

2015-10-12 15:38

A rushed and overly tough change to European emissions tests, in the wake of the cheating scandal at Volkswagen, could make diesel vehicles too expensive.

Sweden to send VW pollution tax bill?

2015-10-02 09:27

Sweden may send a tax bill to Volkswagen for undeclared pollution of its diesel vehicles after it admitted fitting some 11 million with pollution cheating devices.

NOx gasses in diesel cars: Why are they so dangerous?

2015-09-23 18:24

Nitrogen oxides, poisonous gases that contribute to suffocating smog, are found in the fumes of diesel cars like the ones VW has admitted to fitting with emissions-cheating software.

Emissions scandal: Porsche head to replace VW chief?

2015-09-22 19:06

As Volkswagen continues to reel from its emissions scandal, it's believed CEO Martin Winterkorn could be replaced, according to German media reports.


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.

Family flooring business set for a solid future

2016-03-09 15:00

Founded in 1948, Van Dyck Carpets is South Africa’s oldest carpet brand. CEO Mehran Zarrebini shares how it became part of the family business, and their growth plans for the future.

Quality control chief to leave scandal-hit VW

2016-02-09 09:00

Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.

Five priorities for greener travel industry - report

2015-11-11 06:40

A new report outlines five priority areas for the travel and tourism industry to support the overall target of halving carbon emissions by 2035.

Giant floating wind farm gets ok in Scotland

2015-11-02 22:03

The Scottish government has given the go-ahead to Britain's floating offshore wind farm project, which could power 19 000 households.

Green Monday launches in South Africa

2015-10-13 15:54

Sacrifice one day to change the planet.

WATCH: How wind energy can get cleaner

2015-10-03 09:00

Manufacturing localisation of wind turbines is essential to balance the overall carbon footprint of the wind energy sector, says Fossil Free SA’s David le Page.

VW to start firings over emissions scandal

2015-09-24 14:49

Volkswagen will start firing people responsible for rigging US emissions tests and shake up management on Friday.

Includes Pictures: Bev Mortimer enters Thyspunt cauldron – nature vs nuclear

2015-09-23 15:18

With nuclear all consequences need to considered, and that just doesn’t seem to be the case as with Thyspunt Nature Reserve, an area demarcated for nuclear development.

'Win back lost trust' - VW on emissions scandal

2015-09-22 15:39

'It is and remains the top priority of VW to win back lost trust,' says Volkswagen in response to the automaker's emissions scandal.

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