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LowCVP News - 31 August 2011 Issue 84

LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards 2011 - brief nominations deadline extension!

The LowCVP has announced a brief extension to the deadline for nominations for for the LowCVP’s second Low Carbon Champions Awards which will be presented during a gala reception on November 14 at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster. The final deadline for nominations is now Wednesday 5 October.

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Policy Developments

Japan to introduce regulated fuel economy standards for cars

The Japanese Government has announced plans to adopt standards which will set fuel economy targets for car makers similar to those which have been introduced in Europe and the US.

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Reports & Studies

BMW publishes results of MINI E field trials

BMW has revealed the results of the electric MINI E field trials involving 62 members of the public and 76 pool users. The results are based on over 250,000 miles of driving in which BMW says the average daily distance driven was just under 30 miles with the average cost to charge the vehicles working out at less than 2p a mile.

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DfT publishes report on Climate Change and Transport choices; provides segment analysis for personal travel

The Deparment for Transport has published a new study which outlines a segmentation approach in terms of public attitudes to climate change and transport choices. The segmentation model is intended to provide a framework for local authorities and the voluntary, communities and social enterprises sector seeking to develop effective, targeted sustainable transport initiatives which take account of the character of their local population.

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European Commission launches consultation on cutting oil dependency

The European Commission has launched a consultation on long-term plans to end the EU’s oil dependency in transport. As part of the Clean Transport Systems (CTS) consultation, the Commission will launch a Communication on alternative transport fuels in the first quarter of 2012. The Communication is intended to present a comprehensive long-term alternative fuel strategy for the EU area.

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Government publishes ‘roadmap’ towards a green economy

The Government has published a document outlining its strategy for achieving a ‘green economy’. The report, developed by Defra, BIS and DECC, aims to clarify the definition of a ‘green economy’, what policies need to be put in place to achieve it and how they will be implemented.

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OECD report suggests significant changes to UK climate policy

A new report published by the OECD says that while the UK Government has introduced major policy instruments for addressing climate change, some of the UK's success in achieving emissions reductions has been due to one-off reductions not directly releated to climate policy. The authors say that changes need to be made in certain policy areas including carbon pricing, EU ETS quotas and increasing taxation on energy use.

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Technology News

Gene breakthrough could help to maximise biofuel production capability

US researchers have identified a single gene which controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. The researchers say that the breakthrough could be the missing link in developing biomass crops which produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower cost.

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LowCVP News

LowCVP publishes further Conference 2011 videos

The LowCVP has published further videos of the 2011 Annual Conference which was held at the Clifford Chance Auditorium in Canary Wharf during June.

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Other News

New multinational project aims to exploit potential of biomethane for transport

A new EC-funded project, including three participating organisations in the UK, aims to exploit the potential of biomethane production and use for transport. BIOMASTER is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme and comprises 17 partners from the UK, Austria, Italy, Poland and Sweden.

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Events

Cenex 4th Annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event
7th Sep 2011

Cenex will host its 4th annual Low Carbon Vehicle event on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2011 at Rockingham Motor Speedway. The event will host a large exhibition, a conference and technical seminar programme, a 'ride and drive' and structured meeting and networking opportunities.

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EcoVelocity 2011 – The Low-Carbon Motor Festival
8th Sep 2011

Metro Newspaper brings you EcoVelocity in association with EDF Energy, a four-day festival that runs from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September 2011 and is set in the iconic grounds of Battersea Power Station. This outdoor motoring event will bring to life a new world of motoring for prospective buyers that are keen to experience the latest in eco-transport or just a fun and interactive day out.

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EV2BE: Electric vehicles and their integration in the built environment
27th Sep 2011

This joint BRE/CIR one-day conference will focus on the impacts of the introduction of electric vehicles in transport on the built enviroment. Participants will gain insights into the impacts of EV introduction on buildings, infrastructure, metering, connector kits and the effects of smart grid development among many other aspects. 

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EST seeks nominations for 2011 Fleet Heroes Awards

The Energy Saving Trust is seeking nominations for the 2011 Fleet Heroes Awards for the UK's greenest fleets. The prestigious awards celebrate public and private organisations that are successfully reducing their fuel bills and lowering carbon footprints through fleet travel and transport policies. They also highlight companies that supply fuel and cost-saving products or services to car and van fleets.

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Carbon Reduction 2011: The Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
29th Nov 2011

Carbon Reduction 2011 is Govtoday’s Annual Summit which focuses on the UK’s overall progress against its climate change targets.This year it focuses on the latest government schemes and policies designed to drive the UK economy towards a lower carbon energy future; by increasing resource efficiency, reducing waste and through embedding sustainable practices.

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Rushlight Awards 2011: Call for Entries

The Rushlight Awards promote and celebrate the leading energy, resource and environmental technologies and innovations by organisations throughout UK and Ireland. The closing date for entries is 31 October 2011 and the Awards presentations will take place on 1 February 2012 at  Church House Conference Centre next door to Westminster Abbey in London.

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New LowCVP Members

<img style="border:solid 1px #A5C2D2;width:116px;" src="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk//assets/members/logo/306.jpg" _cke_saved_src="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk//assets/members/logo/306.jpg" "="" alt="New LowCVP Members: RAC Foundation" width="116"> </a><h4 style="font-size:14pt;letter-spacing: -1px; margin: 0; padding: 0;"><a style="color:#6193AA;" href="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/our-members/306/bulletin/" _cke_saved_href="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/our-members/306/bulletin/">RAC Foundation</a></h4></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr> <tr><td style="padding:20px 10px 0;"><h3 style="color: #6193AA;font-size:16pt;padding: 0 0 0 0px;margin: 0;letter-spacing:-1px;"><img src="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/images/bulletin/bullet_h.gif" _cke_saved_src="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/images/bulletin/bullet_h.gif"> News in Brief</h3><table> <tbody><tr valign="top"><td><img src="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/images/bulletin/arrow.gif" _cke_saved_src="http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/images/bulletin/arrow.gif" style=" margin-right:2px; 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