Tag Archive for 'car'

Jaguar and Land Rover has committed £800 million to reduce vehicle emissions

November 24th, 2010 by Mike Richardson

With increasing awareness of the contribution of road transport to CO2 emissions, vehicle manufacturers are focusing an unprecedented level of attention on measures for improving vehicle efficiency. These measures include improving aerodynamics; reducing other vehicle level parasitic losses; weight reduction achieved with efficient high technology design methods combined with lightweight materials such as aluminium; and […]

A presentation on Jaguar Land Rover’s hybrid vehicle research at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on 24 November 2010

October 22nd, 2010 by Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers have invited Mike Richardson, Senior Manager Hybrid and Sustainability Projects at Jaguar and Land Rover, to present “Hybrid vehicle research at Jaguar Land Rover” at 8 pm on 24 November 2010 at the Duke of Richmond hotel, St Peter Port, Guernsey. Jaguar Land Rover is the major manufacturer […]

The daily Guernsey commute to work

July 7th, 2010 by Gerald

The start to the day is always slow with much tripping over each others feet as we try and find space in the kitchen to break the overnight fast. Sipping scalding tea, cold milk splashed into a bowl of cereal, toast, and marmalade and a garlic pill to encourage the heart to push blood a […]

How does one reduce traffic congestion on Island roads?

June 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Many Guernsey residents believe that one of the irritations of island life is the traffic congestion faced during the morning and afternoon rush hour.  Traffic congestion occurs when parents take their children to and from school and when business people drive in and out of St Peter Port.  Long queues of cars can form along […]

Living Streets meeting to discuss 20 mph speed limit in urban & residential areas on 17 June 2010

June 14th, 2010 by Pat Wisher

On 17 June 2010 Living Streets will hold an open meeting titled “Twenty’s Plenty for Guernsey.” The meeting which takes place at the Emma Ferbrache room in the Princes Elizabeth Hospital (PEH) beginning at 7.30 pm will discuss the merits of introducing a 20mph speed limit in urban and residential areas of Guernsey – places […]

White Paper – European Transport Policy for 2010: Time to Decide

April 27th, 2010 by Richard Lord

To download paper click link: WHITE PAPER – European transport policy for 2010 – time to decide

Accelerating the low carbon shift – Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership activities and future plans on-line Webinar on 22 April 2010

April 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

To participate in a Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership on-line Webinar on 22 April 2010 “Accelerating the low carbon shift – future plans, past successes” please register on the LowCVP webpage.

Vehicles for a small island – an essay

November 5th, 2009 by Gerald

How could we possibly live without the car? It is completely irrational to think that we can or would wish to operate as a modern society without the car as it is just too convenient and versatile. However, this doesn’t mean we cannot contemplate altering our attitude toward and acceptance of car use as we […]

The Production and use of Alcohol Fuels for Energy Security and Carbon Reduction

September 16th, 2009 by Richard Lord

Dr. Richard Pearson and Mr. James Turner of Lotus Engineering spoke at the Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers meeting on the 16 September 2009 about how ethanol and methanol could be manufactured and used in the current vehicle fleet to reduce C02 emissions and provide increased energy security. To download Part 1 of the […]

Free parking is a key factor which encourages Guernsey to be so car reliant

February 23rd, 2009 by Rosie

The Guernsey Environment Department’s lack of enthusiasm for any paid parking scheme is evidenced in a telling comment they have included in the February 2009 Billet. “It has been argued that the introduction of paid parking diminishes Guernsey’s unique identity and character.” Do they not see that free parking, along with cheap fuel, have been […]