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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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  • Government announces £5 billion of new funding to overhaul bus and cycle links

    11/02/2020

    The Government has announced that £5bn of new funding is to be allocated to overhaul bus and cycle links for every region outside London. The Government says that bus services across the country "will be transformed with simpler fares, thousands of new buses, improved routes and higher frequencies".

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  • Government brings forward target to end sales of combustion engine cars to 2035

    04/02/2020

    The Government has announced that it plans to bring forward the ending of the sale of combustion engine cars and vans in the UK from 2040 to 2035. Making the announcement at the launch of the UN Climate Summit - which is scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November - the Government also confirmed that the proposals include ending the sale of all hybrid vehicles. It says that the deadline may be earlier if a faster transition is feasible, subject to consultation. 

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  • Ofgem publishes decarbonisation action plan

    03/02/2020

    Ofgem has published a Decarbonisation Action Plan which sets out nine actions required to be taken over the next eighteen months to ensure energy networks are ready to deliver net zero, support Government in tackling the difficult question of how to decarbonise heat and transport and encourage innovation to provide new low carbon products and services for consumers. The plan has been generally welcomed by industry and consumer groups.

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