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  • CCC calls for investment in low carbon, resilient infrastructure, not new roads

    06/05/2020

    The Committee on Climate Change has laid out what it describes as six key principles that government should adopt for a resilient recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. CCC Chair Lord Deben and the Committee's Baroness Brown set out the principles in open letters to the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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  • Covid-19 crisis could mark turning point in progress on climate change - international study

    06/05/2020

    A study by a team of internationally renowned experts says that the Covid-19 crisis could mark a turning point in progress on climate change. "There are reasons to fear that we will leap from the COVID frying pan into the climate fire...However, the momentum could find new impetus if, humbled by the ability of ‘natural’ forces to shock the global economy, humans recalibrate our sense of omnipotence."

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  • A year to be proud of: LowCVP publishes summary of 2019-20 projects and key outputs

    30/04/2020

    In 2019-20, working in partnership with our highly valued members, LowCVP has delivered outputs from 28 important projects, holding over 100 meetings, workshops and other events and collaborating with around 500 different organisations. A summary of the completed projects is published today and available for download from the LowCVP website.

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  • LowCVP responds to consultation on the introduction of E10 fuel at filling stations across the UK

    30/04/2020

    The LowCVP has responded to the Government's proposals for the introduction of E10 petrol - up to a 10% blend of ethanol in petrol supplied to forecourts, rising from the current 5% limit. The consultation period formally ends next Sunday 3rd May.

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  • Surveys project fall in public transport and private car use after lockdown

    29/04/2020

    Two new opinion surveys find that travel behaviour could change significantly after the Covid-19 lockdown is released with respondents suggesting that 22% will reduce their personal car use while there could also be a 20% fall in public transport usership. A rise in home working and virtual meetings are expected. Meanwhile, the Government is facing a legal challenge over its road building plans.

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  • Electric cars "proving a practical proposition" - doing more miles a year than petrol cars - study

    28/04/2020

    Research by the RAC Foundation has found that new electric cars have travelled over 25% more miles, on average, than new petrol cars. The research - carried out before the Coronavirus lockdown - also found that Tesla models travelled an average of 12,459 miles a year compared with 10,377 a year for all vehicles.

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  • Leading world figures call for a green transition as route out of Covid crisis

    28/04/2020

    Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, is among a number of leading world voices to say that the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic presents an historic opportunity to scale up the technologies needed to speed a transition to cleaner energy and transport. The UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that it is "the duty of every responsible government" to reboot economies along climate-resilient lines.  Leading figures from Germany, the EU and UK have also made similar calls.

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  • Wrightbus owner proposes production of 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet

    28/04/2020

    The new owner of Northern Ireland's Wrightbus whose group also owns a hydrogen-production company, Ryse, has announced proposals to build a 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet across the UK.

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  • New car environmental label shows car buyers the way to lower running costs and emissions

    28/04/2020

    As car dealerships begin to open their doors to customers, motorists will find it much easier to discover which new car could cost them the least to run and – crucially – has the lowest emissions. A new car 'environmental label, redesigned by LowCVP for the new WLTP regime, includes new information that’s clearer, easier to follow and actively encourages motorists to consider low or zero-emissions cars.

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  • Dates of APC16 funding competition announced

    25/04/2020

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre has announced the open dates of the next round of grant funding from the £1bn 'pot' set up by Government and industry to accelerate the development of low carbon technology from research to the point of commercialisation. APC16 will open on 27 May and close on 18 July 2020.

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