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  • John Lewis pledges to convert 500-strong truck fleet to biomethane by 2028

    17/10/2018

    The John Lewis Partnership has pledged to revolutionise its 500-strong fleet of delivery trucks, turning its current diesel lorries into biomethane vehicles by 2028. The pledge was made as part of the Government-initiated Green GB Week, under which EDF Energy and Royal Mail were among those also making road transport-related commitments.

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  • BEIS to hold stakeholder engagement event on Smart Meter Load Control Device trial.

    16/10/2018

    An invitation from BEIS to take part in a stakeholder engagement event regarding smart meters.

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  • Energy Minister asks CCC whether UK should have 'net zero' CO2 target for UK economy

    16/10/2018

    The energy minister Claire Perry has written a letter to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to seek advice on a possible new zero emissions target for the UK economy. The move comes following calls by business leaders, including Prince Charles Corporate Leaders Group and a high-level international group known as 'The B Team' for governments to aim for net zero emissions by 2050 in order to reduce the chances of dangerous climate change.

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  • LowCVP 'blog' for Green GB Week: The low carbon bus revolution

    15/10/2018

    In support of Green GB Week, the LowCVP is publishing a series of short updates detailing progress on the 'Road to Zero'. The first article this week - by Dan Hayes, LowCVP's Bus Project Manager - focuses on the bus market, illustrating how - despite their declining use - buses are leading the way in terms of the uptake of low carbon and low emission technologies in the UK... 

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  • Plug-in Car Grants cut early after 'exceptional demand' surge

    12/10/2018

    Having announced that funding to support electric and hybrid cars would be cut by November 9, the Government brought forward the change to October 21 following an 'exceptional demand' surge. Grants for 'Category 1' vehicles, which have a range of 70 miles or more, have been cut from £4,500 to £3,500 while plug-in hybrid (Categories 2 and 3) models will no longer be eligible for a grant.

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  • LowCVP members collaborate in 'green diesel' HVO coach trial

    12/10/2018

    In the search for options to decarbonise the coach sector, two LowCVP members have come together to trial a 'green diesel' which they say could save up to 90% greenhouse gas emissions on a well-to-wheel basis, without impacting maintenance regimes or vehicle warranties. 

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  • Climate report: achieving 1.5°C target requires "unprecedented changes in all aspects of society"

    09/10/2018

    Limiting global warming to 1.5°C now requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said in a major new report, just released. The Panel says that limiting warming to 1.5°C rather than 2°C "could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society".

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  • Green taxi guide launched to support drive for cleaner city air

    05/10/2018

    LowCVP News: Improving the quality of the air we breathe in our towns and cities has never been more important, yet many local authorities are struggling to meet challenging targets for cutting pollution. To support today’s announcement from Defra which provides details on actions to tackle air quality from 33 local authorities, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and Energy Saving Trust (EST) are jointly publishing the ‘Low Emission Taxi Guide’. 

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  • Government announces £2.5m funding for the LowCVP’s emissions-cutting retrofit scheme

    28/09/2018

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) welcomes today’s announcement that up to £2.5 million Government funding is being made available to increase the range of vehicle retrofit technologies capable of cutting emissions from larger road vehicles already in use and enable them to meet Clean Air Zone and ULEZ requirements. 

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  • European auto sector must decarbonise rapidly to support Paris climate goal - report

    20/09/2018

    A new report by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) for Greenpeace says that new petrol and diesel car sales in Europe must be phased out by 2030 if the sector is to contribute its part to meeting the Paris Climate Change Agreement's 1.5°C goal. According to the report authors, the motor industry will exhaust its 'carbon budget' within 5-10 years unless there is a radical shift.

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