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Energy Saving Trust: working with fleets to improve air quality

Air pollution in the UK has been described as a ‘public health emergency’, and no wonder. The Every breath we take report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health attributed 40,000 deaths in the UK every year to poor air quality, at a cost of £...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/06/2019 - 23:01

19/06/2019

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New Charging Electric Vehicles guidance

by Shani Kotecha In 2018, one in every 12 cars purchased was an electric vehicle, with an estimated 206,000 plug-in cars now on the roads in the UK . The growth in charging infrastructure has reflected this, steadily increasing to 17,000 public charge points across the UK by April 2019. Electric...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 08:30

11/06/2019

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Buying an electric vehicle? Look for EVA approved retailers

by Shani Kotecha Energy Saving Trust and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are endorsing a new accreditation scheme for electric vehicle retailers. Developed by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), the Electric Vehicle Approved scheme aims to support people who want to buy...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 23:00

22/05/2019

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From A to B with an ecargo bike: how deliveries affect our air

By Shani Kotecha It's now possible to have almost anything delivered to your doorstep, from the clothes in your wardrobe to your weekly groceries. But the vehicles on the road making these deliveries add up, worsening air quality and traffic congestion. In April 2019, the government launched a £2...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 23:12

29/04/2019

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Introducing Energy Saving Trust’s newest team member: StEVie the EV

by Emily Stone A long-awaited new recruit joined the transport team at Energy Saving Trust’s Edinburgh office in February 2019. Quiet, smart and reliable, StEVie proved an instant hit with the team. StEVie’s role? It’s the electric pool car; a Nissan Leaf Acenta to be precise. For such a large and...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 23/04/2019 - 11:18

23/04/2019

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Cleaning the capital’s air: London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone

By Shani Kotecha Amid growing concerns about air quality and its link to poor health, London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, brought forward the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone by a year. It comes into operation on 8 April 2019. Air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths in the UK every year...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 13:59

03/04/2019

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Riding to work: cycling in the city

The UK Government, Cycling UK and local authorities are all aiming to get more people commuting by bike in the near future. With private petrol and diesel vehicles one of the major sources of carbon emissions in the UK, every bike journey helps. But what's it like cycling in the big city? We caught...

Submitted by StewMuir on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 17:57

28/03/2019

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A pool ebike at Energy Saving Trust

by Kirsty McIver At the Energy Saving Trust we give lots of advice on how to save energy as you travel, cut fuel bills and live more sustainably. We do our best to apply this ethos to our working life here at Energy Saving Trust. Our latest step towards zero emission travel is an ebike for our...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 14:28

26/03/2019

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Switched on Scotland

Energy Saving Trust recently held the first Switched on Scotland Forum at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, in partnership with Transport Scotland. More than 150 delegates attended representing businesses, local authorities, public sector agencies, charities and not-for-profit organisations. The event...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:50

22/03/2019

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Clean air zones open up the electric car market

With more makes and models of pure electric and hybrid vehicles coming on to the market, it’s easier than ever to find the right electric vehicle (EV). The introduction of Clean Air Zones in London in 2019, and in cities across the UK from 2020 onwards presents a powerful motivation to invest in an...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 15/01/2019 - 11:00

15/01/2019

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