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  • Chancellor announces ongoing support for ULEVs in Autumn Statement

    23/11/2016

    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced £375m in additional support between 2017 and 2021 to accelerate the transition to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the Autumn Statement. The funding includes £150m to create a cleaner bus and taxi fleet; £80m towards EV charging infrastructure; £40m of additional support for the Plug-In-Car Grant and £20 million for the development of alternative fuels for HGVs and aviation.

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  • Government must expedite air quality plans following Client Earth legal victories

    21/11/2016

    Client Earth, a campaigning environmental law group, has won a case in the High Court against the Government over the failure to tackle air pollution across the UK. The presiding judge said that the Environment Secretary had failed to take measures that would bring the UK into compliance with the law “as soon as possible” and said that ministers knew that over optimistic pollution modelling was being used.

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  • New report proposes roadmap for hydrogen and fuel cells in the UK

    21/11/2016

    A new roadmap provides an overarching framework for hydrogen and fuel cells to play a greater role in the UK's energy mix, including transport. Commissioned by a range of stakeholders including the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Scottish Government and Innovate UK the report outlines the principal benefits of adopting hydrogen and fuel cells.

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  • UK ratifies Paris Agreement in Marrakech as treaty enters into force

    18/11/2016

    The landmark Paris Agreement has entered into force and has also been ratified by the UK Government at the latest gathering of world climate leaders in Marrakech - COP22 - providing a clear sign of the continued commitment to climate action across the world. Leaders from eight countries, including the UK, also announced a commitment to increase the share of low emission vehicles in their government fleets.

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  • Toyota establishes in-house electric vehicle unit

    17/11/2016

    Toyota, the world's largest car maker, has announced that it will establish a new in-house unit to focus solely on the development of electric cars and associated marketing.

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  • Bolder action needed as catalyst for UK low carbon transition say green groups

    16/11/2016

    New analysis from a coalition of green groups calls on the UK government to 'take bold action' to catalyse the UK's transition to low carbon energy, transport and heating. The group comprising Green Alliance, RSPB, WWF, CAFOD, Christian Aid and Greenpeace, called on the Chancellor to do more to promote new investment in low carbon infrastructure.

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  • Government responds to EAC criticism of UK rate of ULEV uptake

    11/11/2016

    The UK Government said it will introduce measures to further encourage the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in its response to the Environmental Audit Committee report published in September which suggested the UK is falling behind targets to switch Britain’s car fleet to electric vehicles. 

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  • Clean bus revolution cuts emissions by 55,000 tonnes a year

    10/11/2016

    A new generation of clean buses is already saving 55,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year and delivering £8 million in health and environmental benefits, according to a new report by the LowCVP for Greener Journeys.

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  • Oil majors commit $10bn to carbon storage plans to combat climate change

    04/11/2016

    Ten of the world's largest oil companies have announced plans to establish a new $1 billion green investment fund which will initially focus on deploying carbon capture, use and storage, reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations and improving energy efficiency in both transport and industry. 

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  • New ICCT report examines the next generation of EV technologies

    01/11/2016

    The International Council on Clean Transportation has released a new study which provides an assessment of next generation electric vehicle technologies. It looks at issues like electric range, models available, battery capacity and cost, and examines the global production growth potential of car manufacturers and battery suppliers until 2023.  

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