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  • Government announces £15m funding for green buses


    Norman Baker, the transport minister, has announced the winners of the £15m Green Bus Fund which will support bus operators and local authorities with the introduction of around 170 hybrid and electric vehicles. The vehicles are expected to begin operating in March 2012.

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  • Manufacturers develop tool to help cut CO2 emissions in trucks and buses


    European commercial vehicle manufacturers are developing an evaluation tool to calculate real-life CO2 emissions from trucks and buses ahead of purchase.

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  • Greener Journeys launches campaign to encourage bus use with one million tickets giveaway


    Greener Journeys, the bus industry campaign group which focuses on cutting CO2 emissions from transport, has launched its 'One Billion Challenge' with the goal of replacing a billion car journeys from the UK's roads and cutting the emissions of two million tonnes of CO2.

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  • LowCVP announces Low Carbon Champions, Community Challenge winners and other news at Annual Conference & Awards Dinner


    The LowCVP has announced the winners of the inaugural Low Carbon Champions Awards as well as the successful entrants in the LowCVP/EST Community Challenge amongst a raft of other announcements at its Annual Conference and Awards Dinner now under way at Twickenham Stadium in West London. Also announced at the Conference is the launch of the LowCVP's HGV Technology Challenge and a joint LowCVP/SMMT/ISBA report on best practice principles for 'green' marketing.

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  • LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards short-list announced


    Companies, organisations and individuals at the forefront of cutting carbon emissions from road transport will be honoured at a new awards ceremony next week. The inaugural LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards recognise best practice in vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers, fleet operators, campaigners and developers of products and services that reduce greenhouse gases from the road transport sector. The winners will be announced at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) Annual Conference on July 14th. The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards Dinner is being held in association with the WhatCar? Green Awards.

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  • Transport minister Norman Baker to give keynote speech at the LowCVP Conference - 14-15 July, Twickenham Stadium


    Transport minister Norman Baker will give his - and the new coalition government's - first major speech on environmental and low carbon transport at the LowCVP Conference at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday 14 July. The LibDem minister will be the opening speaker at the Conference which will be the LowCVP's biggest and most wide-ranging yet with over 40 leading speakers, exhibitions, launches and competition announcements. Delegates at the Conference can also enjoy reduced price attendance at the LowCVP's first Awards Dinner - in association with the WhatCar? Green Awards - on 14 July.

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  • Government announces further £15m funding for green buses


    The Government has announced that over 150 new low carbon buses will join fleets throughout England as a result of an additional £15m funding, announced by Transport Minister Norman Baker. The Government says this will save around 50,000 tonnes of CO2.

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  • LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards 2010 - final call for nominations!!


    Why not nominate your company, organisation, partners or colleague for a LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Award? The Awards - in seven categories - will be presented at a prestigious Awards Dinner on July 14 at Twickehham Stadium during the LowCVP Conference (July 14-15). The WhatCar? Green Awards 2010 will also be presented at the Dinner. Sending a nomination is a straightforward process on a simple form, available from the LowCVP website. The final deadline for nominations is Tuesday 29 June.

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  • Government announces Green Bus Fund 2 and details of £30m spending on low carbon transport


    Following the Budget, the Department for Transport has announced details of £30m Government funding through the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) to support the introduction of greener buses, cleaner fuels and the introduction of ultra-low carbon vehicles. The announcement provides more details of spending which was originally committed in last year's Pre-Budget Report.

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  • Budget 2010: Government launches £2bn Green Investment Bank; staggers fuel duty rise


    The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the Government will set up a Green Investment Bank with a mandate to invest in low carbon infrastructure. Also in the 2010 Budget was the introduction of a tax incentive to encourage the introduction of ultra-low carbon cars and a delay in the introduction of fuel duty increases. The Budget preceded an announcement by the Department for Transport of further details of how £30m committed in the PBR will be spent to encourage low carbon transport. 

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