The hidden virtues of food miles

Air miles are the environmentalist’s devil incarnate. Responsible for 2% of global carbon emissions, if the aviation industry were a country, it would be ranked as one of the top 10 emitters. Yet, for all their ecological damage, we can’t live without them. Without these fossil-fuel guzzling, carbon dioxide emitting, flying metal tubes, we wouldn’t…

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Cleaning up Public Transport

Of all the greener lifestyle adjustments subliminally suggested to us by pious eco-advocates, patronising governmental campaigns and the people around us, nothing is more strongly encouraged than cleaner travel. Transport accounts for up to a quarter of the world’s energy consumption and emissions, the overwhelming majority of which comes from the direct burning of fossil…

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How green are electric cars?

Electric vehicles have been lauded as the first step towards out greener future. A snapshot into the sustainable age, this technology offers an adaptation into a progressive, technologically adept future built for a renewable and environmentally benign future. But like all technological advances, this fledgeling industry has a lot to discover and develop before it…

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Electric dreams: Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are rapidly becoming commonplace. With generous government subsidies, rising levels of air pollution becoming a daily concern for the public, and the alluring style of the Tesla Model 3, electric-powered vehicles are set to skyrocket in popularity in the coming years. Despite their future-harking ideals, electric-powered vehicles were first invented in the 1800s,…

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