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  • Network Rail, First Capital Connect and Solarcentury have launched what they call the worlds largest solar bridge, in which an array of 4,400 photovoltaic panels crown the revamped Blackfriars railway station, which is sited on a bridge over the Thames in London. The array provides up to half of th...

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  • The UK automotive sector has been revitalised by consistently applied policy centred on cutting vehicle carbon emissions, according to a new report carried out for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) by E4tech and the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff Business School. &nbsp...

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  • New funding for R&D in road transport emissions Government funding of up to £16.5mn is to be made available for new research and development that will lead to significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and position the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology. The Technology Cha...

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  • In UK, the Sustainable Aviation (SA) coalition has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 through more efficient aircraft and engines, together with sustainable fuels and carbon offsets, with the possibility of UK becoming a world leader in such fuels. 

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  • Electric vehicles join electricity firms fleet.jpg Britains largest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, is using electric vehicles (EVs) for the first time. It has bought three new Peugeot iOns to join its fleet of cars and vans which are regularly seen on the roads across London, the Sout...

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  • Little Chef to open charging points on A road eateriesThe Little Chef restaurant chain is rolling out electric vehicle (ev) charging points across its UK estate in a project that will deliver the largest deployment of charging points by any restaurant chain worldwide. The project is being carried ou...

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  • The IMechE has launched research into the life cycle of various fuels ranging from biofuels mixed with gasoline to hydrogen for use in passenger vehicles, contained in a paper Accelerating Road Transport Decarbonisation. Recommendations include 10% bioethanol in gasoline (E10) and 7% in diesel fue...

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  • In UK, the government has announced its intention to increase the content of bioethanol from 5 to 10% in motor gasoline in 2021, which should reduce the emissions of CO2 by about 750 000 tonnes, and has set up a consultation. The consequent problems of fuel system corrosion etc. will be avoided only...

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  • In UK, the government is planning to bring forward the ban on new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035, and has initiated a consultation re the inclusion of hybrid vehicles. The fall in battery prices is leading to price parity with conventional cars within 5 years. However, the IK PIA recommend...

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  • In Scotland, the University of Edinburgh is investigating the storage of hydrogen within the subsurface in a technically feasible and socially acceptable manner. 

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