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Innovations & Technology

Stanford-Engineered Electric Skateboard

Light enough to carry anywhere, fast enough to go everywhere. A revolutionary combination of portability and power. A powerful and simple to use electronic skateboard – Boosted Board – will change the way we all think about transportation forever. Continue reading

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EU to keep carbon tax on airlines, but for how long?

The European Union will maintain its carbon tax imposed on airlines operating in its airspace, despite retaliatory trade measures by China.

As long as an international policy on carbon emissions by airlines is not found, the “EU will stick to its own ETS system”. The carbon tax imposed on airlines by the European Union came into effect on January 1, but carriers will begin receiving bills only in 2013 after this year’s carbon emissions have been assessed. Continue reading

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Is an Electric Car Really Greener than Gas?

Electric cars are nothing new. They were invented, and in use in the early 20th century. Now, they are being touted as the answer to the pollution caused by their gasoline powered brothers. Granted, there are no emissions from an electric vehicle, but does that fact alone make it the green transportation choice?
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EU, US lock horns on Europe airline emissions charges

(BRUSSELS) – Europe and the United States headed for confrontation Wednesday after the EU won key legal backing for its proposal to slap carbon emissions charges on all airlines in its airspace from January 1.

The European Union’s top court threw out a bid by US and Canadian airlines to block the introduction of the scheme in a ruling that was warmly welcomed by the bloc but triggered an angry response from Washington. Continue reading

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