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Hungary's green agenda moves in two directions

Hungary has just announced plans to subsidise electric cars, but at the same time is blocking the installation of new wind turbines.

Hungary has just announced plans to subsidise electric cars, but at the same time is blocking the installation of new wind turbines.

Business

South Korea: Volkswagen boss questioned over emissions scandal

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

Business

VW investors sue the car giant for 8.2 billion euros - German court

Volkswagen shareholders are suing the car maker for 8.2 billion euros in damages because their VW shares plunged in the wake of the so-called dieselgate scandal.

Volkswagen shareholders are suing the car maker for 8.2 billion euros in damages because their VW shares plunged in the wake of the so-called dieselgate scandal.

Europe

Several diesel brands emit more than VW: report

Several diesel car brands emit higher levels of pollution than Volkswagen, a study by environmental group Transport and Environment has found, one year after the 'Dieselgate' scandal.

Several diesel car brands emit higher levels of pollution than Volkswagen, a study by environmental group Transport and Environment has found, one year after the 'Dieselgate' scandal.

Business

VW engineer pleads guilty in US over diesel pollution scandal

The US has brought the first criminal charges against a Volkswagen executive over the diesel emissions scandal. Engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators.

The US has brought the first criminal charges against a Volkswagen executive over the diesel emissions scandal. Engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators.

Business

Volkswagen profits pulled down again by emissions rigging scandal

Volkswagen has suffered a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit at its main passenger car division as it tries to overcome the toxic emissions rigging scandal.

Volkswagen has suffered a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit at its main passenger car division as it tries to overcome the toxic emissions rigging scandal.

Science_technology

Ocean health check-up: The Nekton Mission assesses the damage done

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…

News

Who is the worst in the EU for 'exporting' deadly coal pollution?

Poland, Germany and Romania are the EU’s worst when it comes to ‘exporting’ deadly fumes from their coal-fired power plants, a groundbreaking new report has…

Poland, Germany and Romania are the EU’s worst when it comes to ‘exporting’ deadly fumes from their coal-fired power plants, a groundbreaking new report has…

Special_reports

The European battle over the herbicide known as glyphosate

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Business

VW Dieselgate damage could have been worse

Despite the diesel emissions test cheating scandal Volkswagen's underlying profit fell less than expected in the first quarter thanks to demand for its Audi and Porsche models.

Despite the diesel emissions test cheating scandal Volkswagen's underlying profit fell less than expected in the first quarter thanks to demand for its Audi and Porsche models.

Business

Braking bad: auto industry plagued by scandals

In this edition of Business Line we focus on the 'Dieselgate' scandal - the effects on Volkswagen and Mitsubishi along with the unanswered questions for European owners of VWs.

In this edition of Business Line we focus on the 'Dieselgate' scandal - the effects on Volkswagen and Mitsubishi along with the unanswered questions for European owners of VWs.

Science_technology

Improving our understanding of our seas

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

Science_technology

Takeaway: how to take sea water samples

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

Nocomment

Australian MP sets a river on fire

Australian Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham set fire to methane gas bubbling up through Queensland, Australia’s, Condamine River, in an attempt to show

Australian Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham set fire to methane gas bubbling up through Queensland, Australia’s, Condamine River, in an attempt to show

News

Volkswagen emission cheating costs rise to more than €16bn

Volkswagen has announced it will be putting aside €16.2 billion to help pay for its emissions scandal, more than double the €6.7 billion it told

Volkswagen has announced it will be putting aside €16.2 billion to help pay for its emissions scandal, more than double the €6.7 billion it told

Business

VW counts cost of emissions scandal as other German carmakers join massive recall

Volkswagen will take a 16.2 billion euro hit over its emissions-test cheating scandal as other German carmakers agreed to recall 630,000 vehicles to fix diesel engine technology.

Volkswagen will take a 16.2 billion euro hit over its emissions-test cheating scandal as other German carmakers agreed to recall 630,000 vehicles to fix diesel engine technology.