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boxes and tonight he'd diesel and an old, yes, but lacking. French golfer Alexander Levy has made history this morning at the China Open. He won the tournament in great style - beating Dylan Frittelli on a play off after both had finished on 17 under par. He's the first player to win the tournament twice - adding to his victory in 2014
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Over the past three years, Iran has cut diesel and furnace oil use in its power plants to 14% from 43%. Officials say the country needs to invest $7-8 billion a year in its power generation and distribution sector in order to keep pace with its growing demands. Iran has currently electricity exchanges with seven countries, with further plans in the works to have national grid hooked up to those of Georgia and Russia, according to Chitchian.
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TasnimIranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said the country’s capacity to produce electricity from renewable energy resources would hit 7,500 megawatts in the next few years. Addressing the first-ever Iran-EU Business Forum on Sustainable Energy in Tehran on Saturday, Chitchian pointed to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and said that in the conference, Iran undertook to reduce its greenhouse gases by about four percent. “In line with efforts to carry out the obligation, we plan to increase the capacity of renewable energies to about 7,500 MW in the next few years,” he noted. The minister went on to say that three years ago, diesel accounted for about 43% of fuels consumed in the country’s thermal power plants but the figure is down to 14% now. Chitchian added that the policy to lower the consumption of diesel reduced the country’s greenhouse gases by 15 million tons last year compared to three years earlier.
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0-litre TDI diesel. Yet even these positives can’t hide the car’s lacklustre handling and poor refinement. The steering is vague and the gears obstructive, while the soft damping results in a combination of poor body control and an unsettled ride. Price new: £14,280 Now: £1,650 Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl, 138bhp Economy: 46.0mpg Euro NCAP: N/A Perodua Kenari Image 4 of 10 Image 4 of 10 Perodua Kenari 1.0 GXi (2005/55-reg, 62k miles) If you’re looking for nothing more than a box on wheels, then the Perodua Kenari might hold some appeal. However, while its 1.0-litre engine feels eager at first, the brick-like aerodynamics blunt performance and there’s plenty of wind noise. And although you’ll be able to squeeze the car into tight spaces, its side-hinged tailgate means you wont get anything in or out of the boot. Price new: £6,268 Now: £499 Engine: 1.
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G-Vectoring Control technology has been added to the line-up as well. It can enhance the car’s agility and reduce the steering inputs required from a driver through a corner by constantly adjusting torque loads to each wheel. It was first introduced in the Mazda 6 late last year . The pre-update CX-3’s engines are retained with the 2017 model, with a Skyactive 2.0-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel available in power outputs of 104bhp to 148bhp. The petrol accounted for 80% of UK sales before the update, so is expected to remain the best seller here. The engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive available – it’s fitted as standard to the 148bhp petrol. Callum Poole
Variety
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MTV announced Friday that the Fast Furious franchise will be receiving this years Generation Award at its 2017 MTV Movie TV Awards. Fate of the Furious the eighth film in the long-running series continues to be the No. 1 movie in the world. Vin Diesel will accept the award on behalf of... Read more »
Variety
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MTV announced Friday that the Fast Furious franchise will be receiving this years Generation Award at its 2017 MTV Movie TV Awards. Fate of the Furious the eighth film in the long-running series continues to be the No. 1 movie in the world. Vin Diesel will accept the award on behalf of... Read more »
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It will be available with five turbocharged engines, says Autocar ,"four of which are new to Skoda", with petrol units including "an entry-level 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder" and a "1.5-litre TSI with 148bhp and 184lb-ft" of torque. Those looking for a diesel unit can choose between a 1.6-litre TDI and a "2.0-litre TDI that outputs 187bhp and 295lb-ft" of torque, adds the magazine. There's also a more fuel-efficient 2.0-litre TDI engine which appears in other models in Skoda's range. The Karoq has "been through a meticulous development process to ensure it's ready for mass production", says AutoExpress . Prototype vehicles have "covered around 1.2 million miles collectively". There's no word on a release date yet, but the mag expects the Karoq to launch in "late 2017" and cost £17,000 - making it nearly £4,000 cheaper than its larger Kodiaq sibling. Skoda SUV Volkswagen
Phys.Org
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As an alternative to liquid fossil fuels, biodiesel extracted from microalgae is an increasingly important part of the bioenergy field. While it releases a similar amount of CO2 as petroleum when burned, the CO2 released from biodiesel is that which has recently been removed from the atmosphere via photosynthesis meaning that it does not contribute to an increase of the greenhouse gas. Furthermore, research has shown that microalgae produces a much higher percentage of their biomass to usable oil in a significantly smaller land mass than terrestrial crops. Currently, one of the largest obstacles in replacing diesel with biodiesel is the cost of production. Fossil fuels are still cheaper than biofuels so improvements in production efficiency are highly sought-after.
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DIESEL drivers across the UK are nervously anticipating the Government’s decision on diesel cars, the taxes they would be required to pay, and whether or not they will be able to hold on to their car after their air pollution plan is implemented.
Autocar
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0-litre TSI three-cylinder with 113bhp and 129lb ft and a 1.5-litre TSI with 148bhp and 184lb ft, with the latter enabling an 8.4sec 0-62mph time and featuring active cylinder technology. There’s a new diesel 1.6-litre TDI that produces 113bhp and 184lb ft while emitting just 118g/km of CO2, and a new 2.0-litre TDI that outputs 187bhp and 295lb ft, enabling a 7.8sec 0-62mph time – the quickest available. These new Skoda units are joined by a 2.0-litre TDI that’s familiar to the brand, which produces 148bhp and is the most fuel-efficient engine, offering 64.2mpg combined and outputting 115g/km CO2. The Karoq comes in two and four-wheel drive guises and with a choice of a six-speed manual of seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. In higher-spec it comes with Skoda’s Drive Mode Select system, which enables the car’s drivetrain to be switched through Normal, Sport, Eco, Individual and Snow.
Auto Express
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The Karoq is now based on the same MQB chassis as the Ateca and shares an almost identical footprint, measuring 4,382mm long, 1,841mm wide and 1,605mm tall. Those are significant gains over the Yeti and as a result, boot capacity has increased by 105 litres to 521 litres. Dropping the rear bench boosts load capacity to 1,630 litres, too, making the Karoq potentially the most practical crossover in its class. Four engines will be available from launch: 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrols, and 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesels, with power outputs ranging from 115bhp to 187bhp. The models in Estonia included the 148bhp 1.5-litre turbo and 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel, which featured four-wheel drive. • Best crossovers to buy now Even before we got behind the wheel in Estonia, the Karoq had been through a meticulous development process to ensure it’s ready for mass production.
Autocar
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The Karoq's use of the MQB platform expands its powertrain compatibility to a wide range of the Volkswagen Group's petrol and diesel engines. Turbocharged four-cylinder units are expected to form the breadth of the line-up, but a hybrid version is also likely later in the car’s life. The Volkswagen Group’s latest market ambitions mean a fully electric version is also plausible. We’re yet to see inside the Karoq, but the exterior design suggests it will also have an interior similar to that of the Kodiaq; e xpect the new five-seater to have touchscreen infotainment in its centre console with a simple design for the air conditioning controls beneath. Despite the overhaul, the Karoq is predicted to follow Skoda's aggressive pricing strategy and undercut the Nissan Qashqai, therefore sticking closely to the Yeti's £17,770 entry-level price. The Kodiaq is priced from £21,565, making it around £1300 cheaper than the Nissan X-Trail.
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could be damaging. What is in play is the government doesn't want to publish because it could be an unfavourable towards diesel cars - that is the government putting political interest before the health of children