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  • Government outlines challenges and steps needed to decarbonise UK transport

    27/03/2020

    The Government has published a document which it says marks "the beginning of a conversation to develop the policies needed to decarbonise transport". It has committed to the publication of a Transport Decarbonisation Plan in 2020 which will define the policies and plans needed to tackle emissions from transport. The document sets out the challenge, provides a perspective on where we are today and the size of emissions reductions needed. The Government says that a series of events, workshops and opportunities this year will provide the chance for all interested stakeholders to input into the plan.

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  • LowCVP statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

    26/03/2020

    The spread of COVID-19 across the UK and much of the world has brought challenges for us all. The LowCVP team is adopting working practices in accordance with isolation rules announced by the Government and will continue to focus on our mission to support the transition to low carbon vehicles and fuels in pursuit of the 2050 Net Zero objectives.

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  • Environmental transport events postponed or go digital as COVID-19 lock-down takes hold

    25/03/2020

    Owing to the measures introduced by the Government in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the UK, many environmental transport events scheduled for the spring and early summer have been postponed or will now be held on-line. The LowCVP is preparing a series of digital spring/summer meetings, events and conferences. 

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  • Electric cars cut life-cycle carbon emissions almost everywhere and will contribute more savings as grids decarbonise

    23/03/2020

    A new study by an international group of researchers finds that electric cars already produce less carbon dioxide emissions in 53 of 59 world regions, representing 95% of global transport demand.

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  • United Nations urges governments to make climate and sustainability issues central to COVID-19 recovery plan

    23/03/2020

    The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has called on governments and international financial institutions to put the clean energy transition at the heart of stimulus packages, once the human tragedy associated with the COVID-19 pandemic eases.

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  • New guide highlights low carbon and sustainable fuel opportunities for decarbonisation of commercial fleets

    23/03/2020

    (LowCVP news release:) The Renewable Fuels Guide, produced by the LowCVP and Cenex, and supported by CNG Fuels and Scania shows how the adoption of renewable fuels from sustainable feedstocks offers one of the most rapid, and economically viable, routes to lowering emissions for such vehicles, both new and those already in service. 

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  • Europe's largest filling station for Bio-CNG opens in Warrington

    20/03/2020

    Europe's largest filling station, built to serve heavy commercial vehicles with compressed natural gas, has opened in Warrington. The operator, CNG Fuels has also opened a large refuelling station in Northamption.

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  • Budget 2020 confirms continuation of grants to help EV purchase

    11/03/2020

    The new Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his first Budget announced that the Plug-in Car grant will continue until 2022-3 and that it will be extended to vans, taxis and motorcycles for the same period. Also announced was £500m for the roll-out of a fast-charging network for EVs. Environmental campaigners were disappointed, however, that fuel duty was frozen for the tenth year in a row, even as oil prices fell sharply due to the impact of the spread of coronavirus. 

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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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