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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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  • LowCVP Conference 2017 - presentations, pictures and other resources available!

    29/06/2017

    The LowCVP's 2017 Annual Conference - Cities in Motion: Tackling the Climate and Pollution Challenge - took place at London's City Hall on Tuesday 27 June. Presentations and other resources from the event are now available.

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  • LowCVP to hold Low Emission Bus Workshop in Leeds on July 11

    28/06/2017

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, in association with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will hold its second regional Low Emission Bus Workshop of 2017 in Leeds on Tuesday, July 11. The free Workshop will provide local authorities and bus operators with information on new technologies and fuels, sharing operational experience of low carbon and low emission solutions from bus fleets around the UK, including retrofit SCR projects.

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  • LowCVP Conference highlights policies needed to tackle urgent city-level pollution and climate challenges

    27/06/2017

    Media release: With road transport squarely in the spotlight as a key to tackling both air quality and climate challenges, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is launching a new multi-faceted work programme which aims to speed the transformation to cleaner vehicles and fuels. 

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  • Government must join up air quality and climate policies says 'think-tank'

    26/06/2017

    A new report from the 'think-tank' Policy Exchange says that the Government must produce a strategy to ‘clean up’ road transport, and ensure that efforts to tackle air pollution and climate change are not developed in isolation.

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  • Government announces that lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

    25/06/2017

    The Department for Transport has announced that from August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check.

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  • Autonomous, electrified future must include shared ownership if CO2 benefits to be realised - report

    22/06/2017

    A new report from UC Davis, California, says that the coming generation of electric, autonomous vehicles promise to make transportation safer, more convenient and greener but that these benefits won’t be fully realized unless users make the transition from private car ownership to a shared mobility model.

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