This is part 2 of a seven part series which explores some of the issues around zero carbon vehicles and which future technologies might be best for HGVs to avoid carbon emissions. The seven parts parts are: Understanding the Typical Power Requirements of an HGVBasic Designs of Diesel, Battery and Fuel Cell Powertrains (this post)Comparing Diesel, Battery and Fuel Cell … [Read more...] about The Quest For Zero In-Use Carbon & Pollution Emissions From Heavy Goods Vehicles: Part 2
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) defined as commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), account for 17% of UK road transport GHG emissions and 21% of road transport NOx emissions. There has been limited success at developing alternatives to fossil fuel for heavy trucks primarily because of their significant power demands and requirement to travel long distances. … [Read more...] about The Quest For Zero In-Use Carbon & Pollution Emissions From Heavy Goods Vehicles: Part 1
Going on protests and signing petitions to convince governments and other organisations to change their behaviours is one response to fears of a climate emergency. However there are other things that most people could and probably should do. Reviewing and take action on reducing energy use in our homes is one that anyone who cares about the planet can do, without waiting for … [Read more...] about Lower Carbon Emissions: Let’s Start With Our Own Homes
OK, so having finished an MSc in Energy and Sustainable Development I wanted to put my new found knowledge together with my previous business experience to really make a positive difference to the one planet we have. I pondered where to put most of my efforts. Should it be at a practical local level, picking up litter from nearby footpaths? Or at a macro level, supporting … [Read more...] about There Is No Planet B. So How Do We Stop Damaging Planet A?