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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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  • 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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