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  • Government publishes air quality plan for consultation

    05/05/2017

    The Government has published its revised plan to cut levels of nitrogen dioxide in areas of poor air quality throughout the UK. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Transport have published a consultation document, draft AQ plan and  associated technical document which set out proposed actions "to meet air quality standards within the shortest possible time".

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  • Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries for home energy storage

    05/05/2017

    Nissan has announced a collaboration with US power firm Eaton to begin production of energy storage systems for households. The venture pits Nissan and Eaton in competion with Tesla, which sells its 'Powerwall' produced at its large 'Gigafactory' in Nevada.

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  • European consumer organisation recommends reform of car labelling rules

    05/05/2017

    New research from the European consumer association BEUC shows that driving more fuel and energy efficient cars should cut the cost of motoring between 2020 and 2030. It says that electric vehicles will substantially drop in price and be highly competitive, if not cheaper, to run than conventional cars by the mid-2020s and that consumers driving a new fuel efficient petrol or diesel car in 2025 could save almost €10,000 over the car’s lifetime (compared to a 2015 vehicle).

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  • London ranked second of 35 leading cities in push to decarbonise transport

    27/04/2017

    London has been ranked in second-place in a new analysis comparing leading world cities' attempts to decarbonise the transport sector. The new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggests that London is a "likely candidate" to become the first zero-emissions city in the world.

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  • TfL announces £18m spending on rapid EV charging network

    26/04/2017

    Transport for London has appointed suppliers who will install 300 rapid charge points in the city by 2020. New taxis licensed after January 1, 2018 will have to be zero-emission capable and there will be a dedicated charging network to support them.

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  • Competition launched for freight fuels of the future

    26/04/2017

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a competition to to support the development and deployment of sustainable low carbon fuels for use in aviation and HGVs. The Future Fuels for Flight and Freight ('F4C') aims to promote the development of an advanced UK low carbon fuels industry and also support the development of the related supply chain. 

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  • FTA calls for national scrappage scheme to support small businesses operating in polluted areas

    25/04/2017

    Ahead of the announcement of the Government's Air Quality Plan, the Freight Transport Association has called for fiscal measures to help small business vehicle owners to meet the costs of operating in new Clean Air Zones (CAZs).

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  • LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards 2017 - register your interest now!

    23/04/2017

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) will formally open its call for nominations to the 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards shortly. The Champions Awards celebrate organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. Register your interest now to make sure your organisation doesn't miss out!

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  • New report says bus investment is most cost-effective way of cleaning the air

    21/04/2017

    A new report commissioned by Greener Journeys says that investing in greener bus technologies is the most cost-effective way of rapidly tackling urban air pollution. The report says that the latest clean bus technology is particularly effective at cutting pollution. 

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  • Government commits £246m to battery technologies

    21/04/2017

    The Government has announced the availability of funding of £246m over four years through the ‘Faraday Challenge’ to help UK businesses seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy, aiming to propel the UK into a world-leading position in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles.

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