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.

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.


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.

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.

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