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  • WMO says latest data on climate is pushing world into 'uncharted territory'


    Scientists at the World Meteorological Organisation say that Earth is a planet in upheaval. The Organisation's latest report says that unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise is pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”. Meanwhile, US scientists have calculated that human activity is the cause of up to 70% of the decline in Arctic summer sea ice.

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  • Minister announces public EV chargepoint design competition


    Speaking at an All-Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group event, the transport minister John Hayes announced plans for a public charge point design competition which he hopes will make charge points "not just recognisable, but also attractive, even beautiful". 

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  • Four select committees launch unprecedented joint inquiry into air quality


    Four Parliamentary select committees have launched a joint inquiry into cross-government plans to address the impact and scale of the UK's air quality challenge. In an unprecedented joint initiative, MPs representing all political parties on the Environmental Audit, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health and Transport Committees will hold four evidence sessions to consider the scientific evidence on the health and environmental impacts of outdoor air pollution.

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  • UK government announces £23m boost to hydrogen transport infrastructure


    The UK government has announced a new £23 million fund aimed at accelerating the take-up of hydrogen vehicles by rolling out more cutting-edge infrastructure. The government will issue a a competition bid for proposals from public organisations, businesses and hydrogen operators and will provide matched funding for those who are successful.  

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  • LowCVP newsletter survey feedback


    The recent LowCVP e-Newsletter survey results are in - thanks to all of you who responded. Over 200 responses were received (approaching 10% of our readership).  85% of respondents rated the Newsletter either 'Very Good' or 'Good'. 15% of subscribers have been reading the LowCVP newsletter for over five years and an additional 20% for between three and five years.

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  • Cenex announces installation of first domestic vehicle-to-grid unit in the UK


    The first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) unit to be built and installed in the UK has been announced by Cenex. The installation is set for a home in Loughborough and was developed through the Ebbs and Flows of Energy Systems (EFES) project aimed at homes being powered by their owner’s electric vehicle.

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  • LowCVP response to the SMMT New Car CO2 Report 2017


    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is pleased to receive the latest report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) which provides a key piece of evidence in tracking progress on road transport decarbonisation. 

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  • Twelve major cities introducing policies to reduce car dependence


    Twelve major cities around the world have, or are in the process of, introducing policies to reduce or stop car use. According to a report by Business Insider, one of the most proactive cities, Madrid, plans to ban cars from 500 acres of its city center by 2020, with urban planners redesigning 24 of the city's busiest streets for walking rather than driving.  

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  • LowCVP to host first regional 'green bus workshop' in Manchester


    The LowCVP will host the first of four free regional green bus workshops for operators and local authorities to hear about the operational experiences of low carbon and low emission bus technologies and fuels at the University of Manchester on 30 March.

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  • VED changes to take effect on April 1; now is a great time to buy a hybrid!


    This month is a good one to buy a hybrid electric vehicle because from April 1, changes in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) announced last year will come into effect and increase the tax rate on hybrids. Zero emission vehicles will qualify for the lowest VED band and remain tax free.

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