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  • RAE report says biofuels have a role to play in future UK energy mix

    14/07/2017

    A new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering says that biofuels have a role to play in meeting the UK's climate commitments, especially those made from wastes and residues. The Academy warns, however, that while such fuels can be sustainable and make a real positive impact, this has not always been the case so far and that action is needed to manage the risks involved, improve traceability and avoid fraudulent practice.

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  • Reports from National Grid and Ofgem highlight need to adapt to changes in electric demand and supply

    13/07/2017

    A new report from National Grid says that the wide scale introduction of electric vehicles presents significant challenges as well as opportunities for the UK's powergrid. Meanwhile a separate report from Ofgem says that the arrival of more low carbon, distributed generation will encourage the adoption of emerging battery and other storage technologies for which costs are falling rapidly.

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  • France announces ban on petrol and diesel sales from 2040 while Shell braces for lower oil demand

    13/07/2017

    The French Government has announced that it will outlaw the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of a pledge from the new Macron administration to make France carbon neutral by 2050.

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  • Bath, Nottingham and Warwick Universities receive additional funding to develop advanced propulsion systems in UK

    11/07/2017

    The University of Bath has received £28.9 million of government investment to develop the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS). Bath is one of three of the Advanced Propulsion Centre's 'spokes' which received additional funding last month. The others were University of Nottingham (£9.4 million) and the University of Warwick (£5.7 million).

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  • £20m Government funding to support innovative vehicle-to-grid projects

    11/07/2017

    The Government has announced that £20m will be available to support vehicle-to-grid projects which help to create a smarter energy system and manage both the potential impacts and maximise the opportunities for the powergrid arising from growing electric vehicle use.

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  • APC 8 funding competition launched

    10/07/2017

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has launched its eighth funding call, APC 8 - Anchoring low carbon technology in the UK - Accelerating sustainable change competition. The £35m matched grant funding competition, run in assocation with Innovate UK. is seeking applications from consortia with low carbon propulsion research and development projects which deliver significant reductions in carbon, as well as other vehicle emissions.

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  • New report: EV battery production footprint revealed

    10/07/2017

    A new report finds that the production of lithium-ion batteries for light electric vehicles releases on average 150-200kg of carbon dioxide equivalents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery. An electric car with a 100kWh battery has thus emitted 15-20 tons of carbon dioxide even before the vehicle ignition is turned on. This calculation assumes a 50-70 per cent fossil share in the electricity mix.

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  • LowCVP job vacancy - Programme Manager, Low Carbon Vehicles & Fuels

    30/06/2017

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is recruiting a programme manager. The role works closely with members to develop and deliver research, policy proposals and practical initiatives to accelerate the market for lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK companies. The position is based in Westminster, but LowCVP encourage a flexible approach to home working and some travel across UK is expected in working directly with members. 

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  • New transport and energy ministers confirmed following General Election

    29/06/2017

    Jesse Norman is the new minister at the Department for Transport with responsibility for transport and environment, as well as road freight and buses. In support of the low carbon vehicle agenda Jesse will also take joint responsibility for OLEV together with Claire Perry who has replaced Nick Hurd at BEIS. Overall responsibility for DEFRA falls to Michael Gove, the new Secretary of State at Defra, though Thérèse Coffey will take direct responsibility for air quality issues.

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  • Committee on Climate Change says action needed urgently to 'close policy gap'

    29/06/2017

    In a new report the Committee on Climate Change has called on the Government to urgently publish the delayed Clean Growth Plan which will set out how it proposes to meet its 2030 climate targets under the Climate Change Act. While UK emissions have fallen by 42 percent since 1990, successes have largely been confined to the power sector, while those from the country's building stock and transport are rising, the CCC said.

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