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  • Government publishes Clean Air Strategy; long-term target to cut particulates pollution

    15/01/2019

    The Government has published a wide-ranging Clean Air Strategy with a focus on reducing people's exposure to particulate matter, which the World Health Organisation has identified as the most damaging pollutant. The strategy includes an 'ambitious, long-term' target to reduce exposure to particulates.

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  • Clean Air Zone 'Whitepaper' to provide advice to businesses on CAZ impacts

    08/01/2019

    Lombard has collaborated with the University of the West of England to publish a 'Whitepaper' focusing on the impacts of the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) on business fleets. 

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  • Season's Greetings and 2018 review

    19/12/2018

    As Christmas approaches, it's a time to reflect on what has been another busy and eventful year for the low carbon vehicle agenda. Against the backdrop of the publication of the Government's Road to Zero strategy, the LowCVP has launched several new initiatives and celebrated the Partnership's 15th anniversary at a packed reception in the Houses of Parliament.

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  • Change in the LowCVP Secretariat team

    19/12/2018

    The LowCVP secretariat team is sad to announce that Szilvia Libor, the Partnership's Membership Coordinator, will be leaving this Christmas to take up a role closer to her home. 

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  • Government announces review of WLTP and vehicle taxes

    19/12/2018

    The Treasury has announced a review into the impact of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on Vehicle Excise Duty and Company Car Tax. The LowCVP will be responding to the review for which the deadline for responses is Sunday 17 February.

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  • LowCVP seeks interest from coach industry in developing low emissions options

    18/12/2018

    The LowCVP is seeking expressions of interest and engagement from stakeholders in the UK coach industry who are interested in forming an 'interest group' that - under LowCVP's auspices - will work together to address common challenges in cutting both carbon and locally polluting emissions from the coach sector.

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  • EU agrees 2030 new car and van CO2 targets

    17/12/2018

    EU negotiators have agreed new targets for CO2 emissions from new cars and vans. Under the plans, by 2030, emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% and for vans by 31%. An interim target of a 15% cut for cars and vans by 2025 is also proposed.

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  • COP Summit reaches agreement on measures to enact Paris Climate Pact

    16/12/2018

    International negotiators reached agreement on a common 'rulebook' for putting the 2015 Paris Agreement into practice. The Katowice Agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature to a rise of well below 2°C. However, new figures show that global CO2 emissions are set to reach a new peak in 2018 as transport demand and coal use has grown.

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  • Report advocates reserving public fast-chargers for battery-only vehicles

    14/12/2018

    A new report from the RAC Foundation finds that widespread confusion over how fast electric vehicles can be recharged could be undermining efforts to provide an adequate public chargepoint network. It concludes that some public access chargepoints should be reserved for battery-only vehicles rather than 'blocked' by plug-in hybrids which are unable to charge at a high rate. Meanwhile a separate report highlights the opportunities for recharging at commercial and industrial sites.

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  • Mayor of London announces 1.5 degrees-compatible action plan

    14/12/2018

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to make London a zero carbon city by 2050. The Mayor says the plan is compatible with the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement which would limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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