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  • Season's greetings to all readers from the LowCVP team!

    18/12/2020

    At the end of a year that has been in equal measure both challenging and momentous, the LowCVP team would like to wish all newsletter readers a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas and start to 2021. If 2020 signalled the beginning of the end of the 'ICE age', 2021 is surely set to be another hugely significant year in terms of road transport decarbonisation as we'll see the publication of the Government's Transport Decarbonisation Plan and the international CoP26 event in Glasgow, both clearly signposting the way on the road to zero.

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  • LowCVP is recruiting! Graduate project officer/s needed

    18/12/2020

    LowCVP is recruiting to fill the role of graduate project officer (potentially two roles). The ideal candidate/s will be a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a genuine interest in both transport and the environment.

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  • HM Treasury review says tackling climate change could benefit economy - make UK leader in clean technologies

    17/12/2020

    HM Treasury has published a Net Zero Review which is describes as an 'interim report to inform the next steps in the green transition'. Government says it is the first of its kind from a finance ministry anywhere in the world. The Review says that the transition could boost - or only slighly damage - the economy. It also flags up the challenge of the loss of revenue to the exchequer arising from the move to electric vehicles.

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  • Scottish Government announces £120m fund for zero emission buses, 20% cut in car travel in climate plan

    16/12/2020

    The Scottish Government has announced plans to reduce the number of miles travelled by car by 20% by 2030 as well as to 'phasing out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030' in line with the UK Committee on Climate Change recommendations. 

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  • LowCVP member E4tech recruiting sustainable transport consultants

    14/12/2020

    LowCVP member, International energy and sustainability strategy consultancy E4tech is recruiting four consultants in areas connected with sustainable transport. 

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  • Energy White Paper sets out how Net Zero future will be powered

    14/12/2020

    The Government has published the first Energy White Paper in thirteen years, setting out how the UK will attempt to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and set a course for net zero emissions by 2050.

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  • Blyth selected as site for UK's first battery 'gigaplant'

    11/12/2020

    Blyth in Northumberland has been selected by Britishvolt as the site of the UK's first battery gigaplant. The planned £2.6bn total investment would be one of the UK's largest ever industrial investments and the largest in NE England since the arrival of Nissan in 1984. It is expected to provide 3,000 skilled jobs and up to 5,000 more in the wider supply chain.

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  • LowCVP inviting new Board member nominations as it enters next phase of the drive for zero

    09/12/2020

    LowCVP is inviting nominations for senior stakeholders to stand for election to the Partnership's Board of Directors. New Board members will join at a critical phase as the Partnership repositions itself to support the increased pace of transport decarbonisation, after the UK commitment to Net Zero by 2050 and as we approach the publication of the Government's Transport Decarbonisation Plan next Spring. The deadline for nominations is December 23.

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  • Committee on Climate Change presents first ever roadmap for a fully decarbonised UK

    09/12/2020

    The Committee on Climate Change has published its Sixth Carbon Budget (2033-37) including the first ever detailed assessment of the changes that will result from the transition to Net Zero and the key milestones that must be met. In a monumental 1,000-page report library, the CCC said that the cost of the transition will be significantly less than previously thought - less than 1% of national wealth - with cost and other benefits accruing to people across a wide range of areas.

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  • Gridserve opens UK's first fully electric forecourt alongside EV leasing service in Essex

    07/12/2020

    Gridserve has announced that the UK's first fully electric forecourt in Braintree, Essex is open for business. Providing for up to 36 electric vehicles to be charged simultaneously with high power (up to 350kW) chargers, the development also includes retail outlets and an electric vehicle leasing service.

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