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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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  • Government funded electric car chargepoints to be 'smart' by July 2019

    14/12/2018

    The Government has announced that all funded chargepoints for electric vehicle use will have to use innovative 'smart' technology from July 2019 in order that they can be remotely accessed and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. Smart charging has the potential to reduce high peaks of electricity demand, encourage off-peak charging and minimise the costs of electric vehicles to the electricity system.

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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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  • 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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