The Department for Transport (DfT) and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) established the Transport Energy Task Force as a mechanism for stakeholders to help the Government to examine and formulate options for policy regarding transport energy. Specifically the Task Force were asked to consider how the EU 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction and renewable transport fuel targets should be reflected in UK policy and determine how low carbon fuels can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from UK transport in the period to 2030 and beyond.
The Task Force brought together a broad stakeholder group to provide expertise to support the DfT in identifying and assessing options to decarbonise transport energy. The Task Force explored the potential for consensus amongst stakeholders on the role transport energy could play and how this could be delivered.
The Task Force first met on 29 September 2014 and reported its findings to the Department for Transport in March 2015. The report is available for download by clicking on the image below.
The report was welcomed by the Right Honorable, The Baroness Kramer. The letter welcoming the report can be downloaded by clicking here
Task Force Structure
The Task Force was chaired by Chris Mottershead, Vice Principle of Kings College, London with DfT and LowCVP providing the secretariat.
Chair: Chris Mottershead, Vice Principal, Kings College, London.
Vice-Chairs: Rob Wakely, Head of Advanced Fuels (DfT) and Andy Eastlake, Managing Director (LowCVP)
DfT lead: Aaron Berry, Head of Biofuel Strategy
LowCVP lead: Jonathan Murray, Policy and Operations Director
The Task Force is organised into a high-level group and five working groups. The working groups are:
WG 1. Establishing the evidence base – Agreeing modelling, the evidence base and scenarios for use by the Task Force.
WG 2. Sustainability & Objectives – Setting objectives for 2030 and defining sustainability in the context of UK policy objectives.
WG 3. Policy & Investment certainty – Mechanisms for ensuring the UK reaches the RED transport target for 2020 while providing investor confidence.
WG 4. Customer acceptability – Actions to ensure demand side market confidence.
WG 5. Role of alternative fuels – Over the time frame to 2030 alternative low carbon fuels will move from niche to mainstream transport fuels.
The membership of the Task Force and key documents can be downloaded below under related documents.
If you want to get involved in the work of one or more of LowCVP's Working Groups why not join us, or contact the Secretariat
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