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  • "Now do it" - CCC says UK Government must now implement policies to deliver 'net zero' requirement

    10/07/2019

    Speaking at the launch today of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) 2019 Progress report to Parliament, Chief Executive Chris Stark said that the world is "currently, optimistically - at best - on track for 3 degrees Celsius warming" and that policies must urgently be implemented to ensure the net zero targets - just enshrined in UK law - can be met. The report says the surface transport sector is now the largest contributor to the UK's greenhouse gas emissions and, therefore, a key area in need of intensified policy focus.

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  • Conference highlights priorities beyond electrification needed to deliver ‘net zero’ climate targets for road transport

    08/07/2019

    Today’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Annual Conference brings together leading speakers, representatives of government, key stakeholders and other experts to ask whether electrification alone can deliver the urgent reductions in GHG emissions needed from the road transport sector. Alongside the conference, the Partnership is also announcing a new, comprehensive work programme to lay the foundations and build the evidence base for progress.

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  • Our new Minister of State confirmed as keynote speaker for LowCVP Conference - Last chance to book!

    27/06/2019

    New transport minister Michael Ellis MP has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference will take place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th. The event will focus on the fuels agenda, acknowledging the momentum behind moves to 'electrify everything', while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and, potentially, long-term and what policy interventions are required to support them. There's only just over a week left to book! 

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  • Transport Energy Network workshops to focus on low carbon fuel options

    27/06/2019

    The Transport Energy Network - coordinated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre in collaboration with Brighton University and LowCVP - will be holding two workshops in July aimed at enhancing collaboration between low carbon fuel and thermal powertrain developers. The events will be held on 23 July (Birmingham) and 25 July (London). 

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  • UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emission law

    27/06/2019

    The UK has become the first major economy in the world to legislate to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The legislation amends the 2008 Climate Change Act which set a target for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (compared with 1990 levels).

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  • LowCVP News: Report highlights growth prospects for Powered Light Vehicles in the UK

    26/06/2019

    (LowCVP News Release) A new study from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership identifies the potential for Powered Light Vehicles (PLVs) to play a significant role in providing lower impact mobility for UK citizens in the future, particularly in urban areas.  It concludes that there is a substantial economic opportunity for companies involved and - in broader industrial terms – for ‘UK Plc’ in nurturing this market.

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  • EU new car CO2 emissions up in 2018; 2020/21 targets now very challenging says EEA

    24/06/2019

    Average emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) increased for the second consecutive year in 2018, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency. Average new car CO2 emissions across the EU rose 2.0g CO2/km to 120.4g. For the first time, the average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased.

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  • Motorists could save £41,000 on fuel over lifetime by switching to EV

    21/06/2019

    Research by EDF Energy found that the average British motorist could save £41,000 over their lifetime if they switch to an electric vehicle rather than continuing to run a typical, conventional petrol vehicle. Over their lifetimes British motorists spend an average of over £56,000 on petrol, according to the study.

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  • EV Energy Taskforce Summer Stakeholder Workshops (July 4th/30th)

    20/06/2019

    As the EV Energy Taskforce begins the final stages of preparing its findings to report back to the UK Government, it will be holding a series of regional workshops around the country to gain feedback on the emerging themes from the wider stakeholder community. Events will be held in Leeds (4 July) and Coventry (30 July).

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  • LowCVP publishes new resources to help vehicle operators tackle air pollution on Clean Air Day

    20/06/2019

    To coincide with National Clean Air Day, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has published a Clean Vehicle Retrofit Technology Guide to highlight the role that the wide range of retrofit technologies can play in improving air quality by cleaning up the existing vehicle fleet.

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