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All About Energy and Diesel Vehicles
All About Energy and Diesel Vehicles
Opinions are divided on whether diesel engines are more eco-friendly than petrol engines. Advances in design have improved the performance of modern diesels. Most…...
All About Energy and LPG Vehicles
All About Energy and LPG Vehicles
Most petrol cars can be converted to use LPG as an alternative fuels source. Although LPG is a fossil fuel, it produces less carbon dioxide than petrol....
All About Energy for Air Travel
All About Energy for Air Travel
Propeller aircraft are fuelled by high octane petrol, and jet planes by kerosene. Trials are ongoing into blending kerosene with biofuel to produce lower emissions.…...
Electric Vehicles and the Environment
Electric Vehicles and the Environment
Electric vehicles produce zero carbon dioxide emissions and have other advantages besides. Research is ongoing to develop EVs that can travel further between recharges....
Energy and Hybrid Vehicles Explained
Energy and Hybrid Vehicles Explained
Hybrid vehicles combine power from a conventional engine with power from an electric motor. Because they use less fossil fuel they are less damaging to the environment…...
Energy and Petrol Vehicles
Energy and Petrol Vehicles
Petrol cars have been very popular for nearly a century. Recent concerns over pollution and climate change have made it necessary to introduce measures to reduce…...
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles
Using fuel cells as an energy source for cars is an emerging technology. Hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel but poses storage problems due to its high volume....
Sail Power for Ships
Sail Power for Ships
Commercial shipping is a source of pollution because of the emissions from its diesel engines. Wind powered ships produce no pollution. There is renewed interest in…...
Steam Powered Vehicles
Steam Powered Vehicles
Steam has been used to power railway locomotives, ships and road vehicles. It has largely been replaced by internal combustion engines....
The Benefits of Biofuel and Flexfuel
The Benefits of Biofuel and Flexfuel
Bioethanol is produced from sugary and starchy plant material and can be used as a substitute for petrol. Biodiesel is produced from oily crops or waste oils and…...
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