Biofuels: Will They Mean Carbon Neutral Air Travel?

By |2021-05-25T20:49:35+00:00March 28, 2011|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Aiming to live a carbon neutral lifestyle is more important than ever before. Growing awareness of the impact of burning fossil fuels has convinced most people that their activities are directly responsible for the global climate changes that are becoming apparent. Living in a way that reduces your carbon footprint [...]

Washing Your Carbon Footprint Away?

By |2021-05-25T20:49:35+00:00March 27, 2011|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Reducing your carbon footprint can involve using less water, which contains not carbon at all. The reality is that heating water does use up carbon, quite a lot of it in the form of fossil fuels. Cutting back on your usage of hot and heated water could reduce your carbon [...]

The UK Leads the Way With Low Carbon Vehicles

By |2021-05-25T20:49:35+00:00March 20, 2011|Carbon Count - Travelling|

The UK is moving carefully to maintain its position and reputation as a global leader in the field of ecofriendly vehicles and transport innovation. In March 2011, one of the largest scientific funding bodies in the UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced that it had set [...]

Why Get a Car With a Low Carbon Footprint?

By |2021-05-25T20:49:36+00:00September 24, 2010|Carbon Count - Travelling|

If you are thinking of buying a new car, rather than a second hand one, there are many factors that will contribute to your decision. You may want the car just for image, mainly for practicality, the cheapest you can get, or the most efficient to run and the most [...]

How Do Extended Fuel Cells Work in Hybrid Cars?

By |2021-05-25T20:49:38+00:00March 18, 2010|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Hybrid cars and electric vehicles are being developed for the mass car market worldwide in an effort to end our reliance on diesel and petrol powered cars. There are many advantages to doing this; it would reduce pressure on oil supplies and make more use of renewable and sustainable energy [...]

Track Your Carbon Footprint by Mobile Phone

By |2021-05-25T20:49:39+00:00April 19, 2009|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Many people want to reduce the environmental impact of their activities by reducing their carbon footprint. But how do we know the exact value of our carbon footprint in the first place? Online calculators can help but deciding the carbon footprint of different modes of travel is particularly tricky. To [...]

Does Public Transportation Make A Difference?

By |2021-05-25T20:49:47+00:00October 4, 2007|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Let’s take this idea as a starting point: cars pollute the atmosphere. They emit CO2 at a tremendous rate and heavily contribute to greenhouse gases. Add to that the fact that our roads were never designed to cope with the amount of traffic now on them which means slower travel [...]

Aviation & Generating Carbon

By |2021-05-25T20:49:47+00:00October 4, 2007|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Over the last few years aviation has been in the news a lot. It’s become so cheap and commonplace that now it’s a huge polluter. Between 1990 and 2000 UK aviation emissions from CO2 doubled, while carbon from other sources dropped by 9%. To make matters worse, the impact of [...]

Making Your Car More Carbon Friendly

By |2021-05-25T20:49:47+00:00October 3, 2007|Carbon Count - Travelling|

The vehicles we drive be they cars, vans, or even the big lorries that move things all over Europe, they are bad for the planet. We know that. We know they dump far too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and add to the total of greenhouse gases around the [...]

Alternative Fuels and Carbon Footprints

By |2021-05-25T20:49:48+00:00October 1, 2007|Carbon Count - Travelling|

For the most part we use petrol to fuel our cars. The move to unleaded petrol has certainly helped reduce the CO2 emissions of vehicles but we still put a lot of carbon into the atmosphere from driving – you only have to consider how clogged our roads are to [...]

Bicycles and Your Carbon Footprint

By |2021-05-25T20:49:48+00:00October 1, 2007|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Cycling is a wonderful carbon-neutral method of transportation, although of course, carbon is generated in making the bicycle. Ignore that issue, though, and they can be ideal for many people. Apart from zero CO2 emissions, cycling provides great exercise, which is good for your weight and your heart, although, of [...]

Walking and Your Carbon Footprint

By |2021-05-25T20:49:48+00:00October 1, 2007|Carbon Count - Travelling|

Walking. It’s the most carbon-friendly form of transportation pushing absolutely no CO2 into the atmosphere. True, it’s not as fast as a car, or even a bicycle, but for most of the time man has been on the planet, it’s been our main way of moving from A to B. [...]

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