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  • European Commission approves state aid for purchasing low carbon buses in England


    The European Commission has authorised an aid scheme supporting the purchase of low-carbon buses in England. The main objective of the scheme is to reduce the CO2 emissions produced by public buses through the introduction of a 'Green Bus Fund'.

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  • International Road Transport Union commits to voluntary 30% CO2 cut by 2030


    The International Road Transport Union (IRU), which represents bus, coach and taxi operators in 74 countries, has voted to adopt a voluntary commitment to cut CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030. Unanimously adopted by the European Union's General Assembly in Geneva the IRU “30-by-30” Resolution will calculate the cut in terms of transport efficiency, by tonne and passenger-kilometres, using 2007 as the base year.

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  • Hydrogen fuel cell buses to begin operations in Sunderland and London


    Two hydrogen fuel cell buses are to begin operating in Sunderland as part of an R&D programme run by the University of Sunderland. The University is collaborating with a Chinese technology company and local experts ComeSys Europe and AVID vehicles to create ECO2Trans, which will convert two buses to a fuel cell, battery and capacitor combination. Meanwhile, Transport for London has announced that it will introduce five hydrogen fuel cell buses to its fleet.

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  • LowCVP webinar recording: 'Applying to the Green Bus Fund'


    The LowCVP hosted a webinar on 9 November on issues relating to applications to the Government's £30m Green Bus Fund. This live event, was attended by over 30 people and featured presentations by Helen Pritchard of the Department for Transport and Neil Fulton of Millbrook. It was chaired by the LowCVP Deputy Director, Jonathan Murray. A recording of the event is now available. The LowCVP will be running further webinars in the coming months.

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  • The LowCVP to run series of low carbon road transport 'webinars'


    The LowCVP is running a series of on-line seminars - 'webinars' - allowing members and others to hear from leading speakers and interact with other organisations without leaving the office. The LowCVP's new webinar technology allows up to 1000 people to take part in on-line conferences where they are able to see and hear presentations, take part in instant opinion surveys and engage in debate and questions. The next webinar (Mon 9 November) is on the Green Bus Fund and will be followed by an event focusing on consumer information, including labelling and advertising.

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  • LowCVP launches low carbon bus microsite


    The LowCVP has launched a new website to provide information on low carbon emission buses. The launch of the website - a 'microsite' linked to the LowCVP's main website - is timed to coincide with the introduction of the Government's £30m Green Bus Fund which will provide bus companies and local authorities with the opportunity to compete for funds to support the introduction of hundreds of new, low carbon buses across England. The LowCVP recently collaborated with the Department for Transport to bring news of the Green Bus Fund and changes to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) to Coach and Bus Live 2009 at Birmingham's NEC.

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  • Public transport operators call on Government to promote shift to buses to cut CO2


    Britain’s biggest bus and coach operators have warned the Government that it risks missing key carbon reduction targets by failing to maximise the potential of buses and coaches to help tackle climate change.

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  • Government fund for green buses will help to transform the market says LowCVP


    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) welcomes the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, of the introduction of a £30 million fund to support the purchase of low carbon buses. In conjunction with the changes to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) announced in the Budget, this package of measures will help transform the market for low carbon buses in the UK, significantly reduce emissions from the bus fleet and help to secure UK jobs.

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  • TfL to trial Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology


    Transport for London has announced a six-month trial of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) technology which, it is hoped, may improve road safety, reduce speeding and cut vehicle emissions.

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  • LowCVP News Release: Government changes to BSOG remove bias against low carbon buses but provide no incentive says LowCVP


    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) welcomes the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, regarding changes to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) which remove the inherent bias against fuel efficient low carbon buses. However, the provision of a 6p per kilometre additional payment paid for all kilometres operated by a low carbon bus provides only the equivalent BSOG payment that a diesel bus would receive. It does not provide the incentive promised by the Secretary of State when he announced the change in December 2008.

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