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  • Government announces consultation on the introduction of E10 fuel at filling stations across the UK

    04/03/2020

    The Government has announced proposals for the introduction of E10 petrol - up to a 10% blend of ethanol in petrol supplied to forecourts, rising from the current 5% limit. It will consult on plans for the fuel to become the standard grade of petrol at UK filling stations from 2021.

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  • Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce - report launch video published!

    26/02/2020

    A video recorded at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has been published. It provides a bite-sized summary of the government-backed project which brought together key players in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. The report demonstrated that an effectively managed integration of electric vehicles with the energy system can significantly improve electricity network efficiency, increase system resilience and limit the requirement to build costly new infrastructure to meet growing electricity demand. 

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  • Government reshuffle brings new ministers into DfT, BEIS

    14/02/2020

    Rachel Maclean MP is the new minister for the 'future of transport', including LowCVP areas of transport decarbonisation and the environment following a wide-ranging reshuffle of the Government on 13-14 February. She takes over from George Freeman MP. Alok Sharma MP has been appointed as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is also named as President for CoP26, the major international climate change conference which will take place in Glasgow in November. 

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  • Government announces £5 billion of new funding to overhaul bus and cycle links

    11/02/2020

    The Government has announced that £5bn of new funding is to be allocated to overhaul bus and cycle links for every region outside London. The Government says that bus services across the country "will be transformed with simpler fares, thousands of new buses, improved routes and higher frequencies".

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  • Government brings forward target to end sales of combustion engine cars to 2035

    04/02/2020

    The Government has announced that it plans to bring forward the ending of the sale of combustion engine cars and vans in the UK from 2040 to 2035. Making the announcement at the launch of the UN Climate Summit - which is scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November - the Government also confirmed that the proposals include ending the sale of all hybrid vehicles. It says that the deadline may be earlier if a faster transition is feasible, subject to consultation. 

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  • Ofgem publishes decarbonisation action plan

    03/02/2020

    Ofgem has published a Decarbonisation Action Plan which sets out nine actions required to be taken over the next eighteen months to ensure energy networks are ready to deliver net zero, support Government in tackling the difficult question of how to decarbonise heat and transport and encourage innovation to provide new low carbon products and services for consumers. The plan has been generally welcomed by industry and consumer groups.

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  • New reports point way ahead for freight and fuels in low carbon transition

    30/01/2020

    The Road Haulage Association has set out its general approach to decarbonising the freight and logistics sector, calling on the Government to develop a 'freight roadmap' towards net zero and develop consistent, supportive policies to "give our members confidence to plan for a green future". Meanwhile, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has published a separate report which focuses on the importance of using cleaner fuels in IC-engines to support the electric transition. 

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  • Nissan and Uber sign deal for supply of up to 2,000 electric Leafs, most destined for London

    24/01/2020

    Nissan and Uber have agreed a deal with will support the introduction of up to 2,000 electric Nissan Leafs for drivers who use the Uber app, mainly in London.

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  • Citizens Advice says public must be "at the heart of process" in net zero transition

    23/01/2020

    In the first in a series of reports examining the impact of the net zero transition on consumers, Citizens Advice says that the government must put the public at the heart of the process or risk undermining the country's ability to reach the targets. The report 'Zero Sum' finds that 82% of people canvassed in a nationally representative sample said they support the goal to reach net zero by 2050. 

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  • DfT announces increases in funding for on-street chargepoints

    21/01/2020

    The Department for Transport has announced that it is doubling funding to £10m for the installation of chargepoints on residential streets next year. The Government is also considering how real-time information can also be made readily available, helping cut waiting times by showing which chargepoints are currently being used.

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