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  • BEIS Committee calls for sales of new diesel and petrol cars to end in 2032

    20/10/2018

    The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published a report which describes the Government's 2040 targets for zero emission cars as 'vague and unambitious'. It calls for the Government to bring forward a 'clear, precise target for new sales of cars and vans to be zero emission by 2032' (similar to the targets set in Scotland). Meanwhile, the Committee on Climate Change has also called for accelerated ambition on EV introduction.

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  • LowCVP 'blog' for Green GB Week: Focus on collaboration as LowCVP passes 200 members

    19/10/2018

    As Green GB week draws to a close, today’s headlines and social media discussions demonstrate admirably how far we have come, how far we have to go…but also how important working in partnership is and will be. LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake's blog for Green GB Week... 

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  • Rushlight Awards 2018-19 - open for entries until 30 Nov

    19/10/2018

    The Rushlight Awards will close for entries on November 30. These are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally.

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  • LowCVP 'blog' for Green GB Week: Mobility in a modern world

    18/10/2018

    Getting around has never been so easy, or so difficult, depending on your perspective. If you’re a bit of a techno-phobe you’re likely stuck with the traditional choices; your own car or bike (if you have them), the bus, train, or – in cities – the tube or tram. But the growing number of rules and restrictions around using your own car and the general increase in congestion means that you’re likely to find getting around more complex, at least in cities. Neil Wallis, LowCVP Head of Comms,'blog' for Green GB Week...

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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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