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Is an electric car right for me?

With 2018’s new vehicle licence plates set to be launched, many people around the UK may well be thinking about a new car. But is it time to consider plug-in options? It’s important to ask questions when you’re making a purchase – especially one as significant as a car. And if you’re thinking about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 11:27

23/02/2018

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Transport Clean air buses retrofit local authorities

Large vehicles targeted as new clean air measures take hold

• Clean Bus Fund helps local bus fleets curb emissions • Coaches, vans, trucks striving to meet new city standards • Accreditation scheme ensures retrofits up to the job Quality public transport services are a massive part of a low-carbon future – but that’s not to say that there isn’t room for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 21/02/2018 - 15:03

21/02/2018

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Transport Retrofitting efficient transport transport

Cleaning up bus emissions in Scotland

Scotland is taking concerted action on air pollution – and Energy Saving Trust Scotland is playing its part by administering a £1.6million Scottish Government scheme to install low-emissions upgrades on existing buses. Bus operators with routes in the country’s key areas for monitoring air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:02

12/02/2018

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Transport Air Quality Plan air quality air pollution

Air Quality Plan: Cleaning up UK transport

• New air quality plan takes on diesel, petrol engines • Good starting point, says transport expert • Low-carbon transition needs careful planning The UK Government has recently published its amended air quality plan – with the proposal to stop the sale of all new diesel, petrol and some hybrid...

Submitted by Jacob Roberts on Mon, 07/08/2017 - 16:01

07/08/2017

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Transport trains solar power solar energy renewables

Sunny prospects for solar railways?

With plans in place to electrify the entire UK train network, there are a number of barriers to overcome – not least the fact that in some areas, the electricity grid is already running at capacity. Could solar power provide a solution? Given that peak solar generation and peak demand for train...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 16/03/2017 - 16:42

16/03/2017

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Transport grey fleet business transport

£5.5bn: The cost of people using own cars for work

• Biggest ever study reveals true scale of 'grey fleet' vehicles • 14m 'grey fleet' vehicles older, dirtier & less safe than company cars • 15% reduction in grey fleet would take 22k cars off the road in pollution terms The UK's 14 million private vehicles used for business – or 'grey fleet' –...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:32

20/07/2016

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Transport Fleet Hero Fleet Hero Awards

Fleet Hero Awards 2016: A time to celebrate green fleet heroes

It's a pivotal time for road transport sustainability. Recent statistics from the European Environment Agency showed that while European emissions in all other sectors fell by almost a quarter, cars, vans and lorries have seen a 17 per cent increase. The fleets of vehicles operated by private and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 14/07/2016 - 15:10

14/07/2016

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Transport electric vehicles EVs

E-asy riders – are electric motorcycles about to go big?

• Few electric bikes on road - things may change fast • Trade representative: we could overtake electric cars • Hopes for grant support While there is an increase in the buzz around electric cars and vans , e-motorcycles have seen less attention so far. What are the reasons for this, and what's in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:48

12/05/2016

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Transport Eco Driving electric car

The Benefits of Buying an Electric Car

• Electric vehicles are here to stay • Low running costs lead consumer benefits • Tax incentives and image boost added 'carrots' for firms In a recent blog titled ‘ The future of cars: a look at what’s ahead ’, we looked at what the future holds for private transport. Electric Vehicles (EVs) were a...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Wed, 23/03/2016 - 15:40

23/03/2016

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Transport carbon emissions business transport

Advice for Businesses on Energy Assessments under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

• Haulage firms can go green and stay competitive • Lack of understanding hampers efforts • Data and technology have roles to play The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires larger companies to carry out energy assessments every four years, which are used to identify cost-effective...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/03/2016 - 12:01

18/03/2016

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