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  • Four select committees launch unprecedented joint inquiry into air quality

    20/03/2017

    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

    18/03/2017

    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

    15/03/2017

    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

    09/03/2017

    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

    02/03/2017

    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

    01/03/2017

    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

    27/02/2017

    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!

    25/02/2017

    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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  • Bus renaissance under way in some UK towns and cities

    23/02/2017

    The bus is coming back into fashion in parts of the UK where new, modern and innovative service offers are helping more people beat congestion, cut pollution and get from A to B more conveniently. This is one of the leading messages of a new report by the LowCVP, commissioned by Greener Journeys.

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  • Defra awards £3.7m under Air Quality Grant programme

    22/02/2017

    Eighteen local authority projects across England will benefit from nearly £3.7m as part of the Government's efforts to combat poor air quality. The Air Quality Grant programme is an annual initiative which has awarded more than £52m since it started in 1997.

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