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  • European Commission proposes new car & van fleet average CO2 emissions as part of Clean Mobility Package


    The European Commission has set out plans to reduce CO2 emissions, air pollution and congestion under a new Clean Mobility Package. The draft law requires CO2 emissions from new cars to be cut by 30% between 2021 and 2030; with an intermediate target of 15% for 2025.

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  • Greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere hit record level in 2016 - WMO


    The World Meteorological Organisation says that without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, we are heading for dangerous temperature increases by the end of this century. The WMO's latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin says that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years. The report says that "the abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent".

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  • T&E publishes work on designing representative vehicle tests


    Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment has published a briefing about its findings based on more than 400 real-world CO2 tests, performed with Peugeot-Citroen. T&E says that road tests conducted under controlled conditions are not as reproducible as a laboratory test but do provide a robust basis for estimating real-world emissions.

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  • Study finds electric vehicles reduce life-cycle GHG emissions, even with carbon-intensive grid mix


    A new report from Belgium's VUB University for Transport and Environment finds that electric cars emit significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions over their lifetimes than diesel engines even when they are powered by the most carbon intensive electricity.  The findings further corroborate LowCVPs previous research from 2011 and 2013.

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  • £10 a day 'Toxicity Charge' begins for older, more polluting ICE cars in London


    A new £10-a-day T-charge (Toxicity Charge) has begun in London which will operate in addition to the £11.50 Congestion Charge. It will apply to pre-Euro 4 petrol and diesel vehicles driving into central London. It is part of a series of measures by the Mayor of London to tackle air pollution in the capital which also includes the recent launch of a new online car checker designed to help motorists choose vehicles with the cleanest engines.

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  • Volvo and Geely unveil new 'Polestar' electric vehicle brand


    Volvo and the Chinese manufacturer Geely have announced the launch of a new brand - Polestar - and the launch of a new vehicle - Polestar 1 - a plug-in hybrid vehicle with extended electric range. Meanwhile, in a separate manufacturer alliance Mazda, Denso and Toyota have signed a contract to jointly develop basic structural technologies for EVs.

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  • Signs of peak in oil demand as EVs and renewables surge


    Leading oil analysts Wood Mackenzie have forecast that world petrol demand will peak in little over a decade as a result of the rise in electric vehicles and more efficient engines. Meanwhile The Times reports that figures released by the AA show that UK petrol and diesel demand fell in the first 8 months of 2017, compared with the same period last year, despite an increase in traffic.

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  • Tackling carbon emissions one of three key priorities says National Infrastructure Commission


    The National Infrastructure Commission said that the three Cs - Congestion, Capacity and Carbon - are key priorities as it published its interim National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA). Once every Parliament, the National Infrastructure Commission is required to publish its NIA which analyses the UK’s long-term economic infrastructure needs, outlines a strategic vision over the next 30 years and sets out recommendations for how identified needs should be met.

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  • Government announces 'Clean Growth Strategy', setting out benefits of decarbonisation


    The UK Government has announced its long-awaited industrial strategy which sets out proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s to meet the 5th Carbon budget by 2032. It explains how the whole country can benefit from low carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change. The strategy places 'smart energy systems' and new technologies at its centre, highlighting specifically where £2.5 billion of investment will be made in low carbon innovation.

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  • Oxford proposes 'world first' Zero Emission Zone in city centre


    Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council are proposing to introduce what they say is the world’s first Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre. The authorities are consulting on proposals which will see a phased introduction, beginning with several city centre streets from 2020. Meanwhile, proposed bans on petrol and diesel vehicles in Holland and in cities including Paris would appear to be hastening the automotive technology transition.

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