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  • CCC report suggests limiting use of UK biomass in energy to 'most valuable end-uses'

    15/11/2018

    A new report by the Committee on Climate Change concludes that sustainably harvested biomass can play a significant role in meeting the UK's long-term climate targets, provided it is prioritised for the most valuable end-uses. It recommends phasing out biofuel use in cars and vans in the 2030s and that usage in HGVs should be reviewed in the 2020s.

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  • European Parliament votes to strengthen CO2 targets for trucks

    14/11/2018

     

    The EU Parliament has voted for the introduction of stronger, binding CO2 limits for trucks than had been proposed by the European Commission. Despite CO2 monitoring and baseline-only commencing in January ‘19, Parliamentarians have voted for a 20 percent truck

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  • IEA predicts 'peak oil' in terms of demand from cars due to rise of EVs, greater efficiency

    14/11/2018

    The latest World Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts that oil demand for use in cars will peak as a result of growing use of electric vehicles. However, overall demand for oil is projected to continue increasing. The IEA report says that demand for oil used for transport is already falling in some markets and segments, notably buses.

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  • UK new car average CO2 emissions rise to highest level in five years

    10/11/2018

    The average level of CO2 emissions of new cars sold in September this year was 128.3g/km, the highest recorded since July 2013 according to the latest statistics published by the Department for Transport. The rise has been attributed to a shift in buyers preferences from diesel to petrol vehicles and the introduction of new WLTP emissions regulations which provide CO2 figures more representative of on-the-road performance. 

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  • 400% increase in battery 'megafactory' capacity forecast by 2028

    03/11/2018

    Specialists forecast a 400% increase in the capacity of battery 'megafactories' worldwide by 2028. Consultants Benchmark Mineral Intelligence forecast that approaching 60% of 1.1TW/h production capacity will be in China and less than 20% in Europe. Battery production at scale is seen as a key route to reducing the cost of electric vehicles and improving range.

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  • LowCVP and Transport for London unify bus test to support UK manufacturers

    31/10/2018

    From the 1st November 2018, there will be one unified test procedure used by both Transport for London (TfL) and the national Ultra Low Emission Bus (ULEB) accreditation scheme, streamlining market access for manufacturers of clean, low carbon buses. The use of the same test will enable manufactures to test a vehicle once and for it to be eligible for use in both London market as well as qualifying for national grant schemes.

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  • Chinese cities lead the world in EV uptake, Europe lags behind - ICCT report

    31/10/2018

    A new briefing from the International Council in Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that Chinese cities are leading the way in terms of the numbers of electric vehicles in operation. Nearly half of the world's 3.1m EVs (end-2017) were in 25 cities. European cities lag behind; London is in 17th place behind Paris (15th) and Oslo (5th).

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  • Budget confirms fuel duty freeze, alternative fuels duty differential and more funding to build battery benefits

    30/10/2018

    The 2018 Budget has confirmed that the Government will maintain the difference between alternative and main road fuel duty rates until 2032 to support the decarbonisation of the UK transport sector, subject to review in 2024. The Chancellor also confirmed that fuel duty will be frozen for a ninth consecutive year and also that there will be £78m more support for the Stephenson Challenge, to encourage innovation in electric motor technology. 

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  • Ensus' Teesside plant to pause production due to 'difficult market conditions'

    25/10/2018

    Ensus has announced that it is to pause production of bioethanol at its Teesside plant from the end of November. Owner of the plant at Wilton, CropEnergies AG, said the production pause is down to "difficult market conditions". The pause follows the recent closure of Vivergo's bioethanol plant near Hull.

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  • Uber announces fares levy to help drivers switch to electric vehicles in London

    24/10/2018

    Uber has announced that it will introduce a 'clean air fee' of of 15p per mile for every trip booked through the Uber app in London. The proceeds, says Uber, will go towards helping drivers upgrade to an electric vehicle as well as other clean air initiatives. It aims for every car using the Uber app in the capital to be fully electric by 2025. Meanwhile the company has also announced what it is calling a $10m fund for sustainable mobility. 

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