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  • Government publishes consultation on air quality measures


    Defra and DfT have announced a consultation which seeks views on additional measures to support individuals and businesses affected by local NO2 plans which were announced last July. The consultation (which applies to England only) is open until 5 January 2018.

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  • Chancellor announces £220m for Clean Air Fund in Budget 2017 (+ LowCVP response)


    The Chancellor has announced the creation of a new £220 million Clean Air Fund, funded by targeted changes to company car tax and vehicle excise duty for those buying new diesel cars. The Fund will support English local authorities in tackling the most challenging local air pollution problems. The Budget has also confirmed the introduction of a new £400m Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund and £100m to guarantee continuation of the Plug-in Car Grant to 2020.

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  • Tesla announces electric truck with 500-mile range


    The US EV-manufacturer Tesla has announced the launch of the Tesla Semi, an electric articulated lorry with a claimed range of 500 miles on a single charge. The vehicle will go into production in 2019. Daimler, Volvo and Renault are also reported to be developing freight vehicles to run on electric power.

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  • LowCVP invites nominations for election to Board of Directors


    The LowCVP is in the process of holding elections to appoint new members to its Board of Directors. Elected Board positions are for a three-year term, with re-election possible. Prospective directors have to be nominated from within their stakeholder group. Nominations for Board positions are due by 5 December.

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  • Norway set for divestment in oil stocks as OPEC views demand peak


    Norway says that it may sell $35bn in oil and natural gas stocks, part of the country's $1 trillion Sovereign Wealth Fund. Meanwhile, the oil producers group, OPEC, says that a larger-than-expected boom in electric vehicle sales could cause global oil demand to peak and flatten out in the late 2030s.

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  • LowCVP short-listed for Energy Live News Personality Awards


    The LowCVP has been short-listed in the inaugural Energy Live News Personality Awards which will be announced at a celebration event to be held at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden, on December 7. The LowCVP is included in the 'Comms Team' category, in which there are five other short-listed nominations.

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  • 2017 forecast to be one of warmest years ever as global CO2 emissions show disturbing rise


    Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to have risen in 2017 following three years of flat-lining, upsetting hopes that they had peaked. This year is predicted by the World Meteorological Organisation to be one of the three warmest years ever recorded.

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  • Leading car makers commit to electric vehicle future


    The Volkswagen Group says it will invest EUR 34 billion in electric mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalization by 2020. Meanwhile, GM has announced plans to launch a new family of EVs in 2021 that it says will make money for the company. Vauxhall and Opel - now owned by PSA - have also made a commitment for all European passenger carlines to be electrified by 2024.

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  • LowCVP responds to Financial Times article on EV life-cycle emissions


    The LowCVP has written to the Financial Times responding to an article originally published under the heading: "Green driving’s dirty secret: how clean is your car?" The LowCVP believes that the article based on a study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology into the full life-cycle emissions of electric cars compared with gasoline vehicles in the US mid-west is misleading. 

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  • Audi to expand production of synthetic diesel made from water and carbon dioxide.


    Audi has announced plans to expand production of synthetic "e-diesel" from its plant in Laufenberg, Switzerland. The company says the fuel allows cars to run in a way that is almost carbon neutral.

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