UK DfT Report Finds That While a Majority of the Public Still Thinks Individuals Should Limit Car Use to Benefit Environment, Support for Measures Drops

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The report for the Department for Transport is based on a survey module included in the Office for National Statistics’ Opinions (Omnibus) survey which has been carried out each August since 2006. In 2008, 64% agreed with that; in 2007, 63%; and in 2006, 62% agreed.

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Major spill from the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas

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ExxonMobil said that it observed a few thousand barrels of oil in the area (approximately 84,000 gallons), but is staging a response for more than 10,000 barrels (420,000 gallons) to be conservative. It carries 90,000 barrels of oil per day, almost exclusively Western Canadian crude oil.

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China BAK to Supply Li-ion Batteries for Electric Bus Project in China

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Ltd, one of the largest automobile manufacturers in China, to provide high-power lithium-phosphate batteries for use in its Electric Bus Project. It represents customers’ confidence in our products, and is a new and significant stage in China BAK’s product development. China BAK said then at it aimed to commercialize the production of high-power lithium-phosphate cells for use in light electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. China BAK Battery, Inc.,

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Toyota highlights its eco-factory

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After facing some questionable criticism about its manufacturing processes and how green the Toyota Prius really is, the Japanese manufacturer has hit back with a Press release highlighting its environmentally focused manufacturing. It suggests that the Prius is a standard bearer for clean operations and the use of renewable energy sources. The plant sends no waste to landfill and has reduced the amount incinerated by 82 per cent to 730 tonnes from 1999 to 2006.

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American Le Mans Series Introduces Green Dream Team

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The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón unveiled its “Green Dream Team”, a collection of five drivers who will serve as ambassadors for its green racing initiatives. ALMS believes the announcement is the first of its kind in sports addressing the concerns of the global warming, the environment and reducing dependence on foreign fuels and energy sources. O’Connell has started more American Le Mans Series races than anyone in its history, 103.

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