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  • Tesco and VW partner to provide UK's largest retail EV charging network

    29/11/2018

    Tesco and VW have announced the development of what they say is the largest UK retail Electric Vehicle charging network, powered by Pod Point. The network, to have 2,400 charging bays across 600 Tesco stores will involve a combination of (free) 7kW and paid for (rapid) 50kW chargers.

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  • Start of the Journey for the ‘Road Transport Emissions Advice Group’

    29/11/2018

    The rate of change in the UK's road transport sector has accelerated in recent years, driven by the need for decarbonisation and to tackle air pollution. The Government's 'Road to Zero' strategy provides a framework to deliver these ambitions but driving change at the rate required creates challenges in terms of information and consumer understanding. The Road Transport Emissions Advice Group has been set up on behalf of the Department for Transport by the LowCVP to help address some of these challenges. 

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  • EV Energy Task Force stakeholder launch event - video published

    27/11/2018

    Over 100 representatives of key stakeholder organisations were represented at the public launch of the Government's new EV Energy Taskforce which is convened by the LowCVP and which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. A new video to introduce the initiative which was filmed a the event has been published.

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  • Hydrogen a credible option to help decarbonise UK energy, transport - report

    22/11/2018

    A new report from the Committee on Climate Change says that hydrogen is a credible option to help decarbonise the UK energy system but its role depends on early Government commitment and improved support to develop the UK's industrial capability. The report finds hydrogen could replace natural gas in parts of the energy system, where electrification is not feasible or is prohibitively expensive.

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  • CCC call for evidence on transition to net zero-carbon economy closes on Dec 7

    18/11/2018

    The Committee on Climate is calling for evidence to contribute to its advice to UK and devolved administrations' long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions in terms of the UK's transition to a net zero-carbon economy. The call for evidence will close on 7 December.

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  • CCC report suggests limiting use of UK biomass in energy to 'most valuable end-uses'

    15/11/2018

    A new report by the Committee on Climate Change concludes that sustainably harvested biomass can play a significant role in meeting the UK's long-term climate targets, provided it is prioritised for the most valuable end-uses. It recommends phasing out biofuel use in cars and vans in the 2030s and that usage in HGVs should be reviewed in the 2020s.

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  • European Parliament votes to strengthen CO2 targets for trucks

    14/11/2018

     

    The EU Parliament has voted for the introduction of stronger, binding CO2 limits for trucks than had been proposed by the European Commission. Despite CO2 monitoring and baseline-only commencing in January ‘19, Parliamentarians have voted for a 20 percent truck

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  • IEA predicts 'peak oil' in terms of demand from cars due to rise of EVs, greater efficiency

    14/11/2018

    The latest World Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts that oil demand for use in cars will peak as a result of growing use of electric vehicles. However, overall demand for oil is projected to continue increasing. The IEA report says that demand for oil used for transport is already falling in some markets and segments, notably buses.

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  • UK new car average CO2 emissions rise to highest level in five years

    10/11/2018

    The average level of CO2 emissions of new cars sold in September this year was 128.3g/km, the highest recorded since July 2013 according to the latest statistics published by the Department for Transport. The rise has been attributed to a shift in buyers preferences from diesel to petrol vehicles and the introduction of new WLTP emissions regulations which provide CO2 figures more representative of on-the-road performance. 

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  • 400% increase in battery 'megafactory' capacity forecast by 2028

    03/11/2018

    Specialists forecast a 400% increase in the capacity of battery 'megafactories' worldwide by 2028. Consultants Benchmark Mineral Intelligence forecast that approaching 60% of 1.1TW/h production capacity will be in China and less than 20% in Europe. Battery production at scale is seen as a key route to reducing the cost of electric vehicles and improving range.

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