SMMT: Business better positioned than domestic users for EV adoption

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has called for better support for private retail uptake of EVs, following new figures. The website reports that the SMMT says the data shows that businesses are twice as likely as consumers to make the switch from petrol or diesel at present. SMMT analysis of new […]

CIHT calls for Manual for Streets to be made government policy

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportationa (CIHT) has called for the ‘Manual for Streets’ to be made government policy to improve the integration of planning and transport. In its response to the consultation on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework and a new draft National Model Design Code, CIHT has outlined the […]

Plans for a green energy hub in Perth to go ahead

Plans to build a pollution-busting green energy travel hub on the outskirts of Perth have been revived. The council wants to open the £1 million centre for low carbon transport at the Broxden Park and Ride facility. The scheme, which will feature a hydrogen refuelling station, a solar carport and ultra-fast charging points, was first […]

Newport to get £4 million for transport improvements

Newport Council will get £4 million to make major improvements to transport systems in the region. The Welsh Government has promised the funding to implement the recommendations of the Burns report, which last year published a list of key transport improvements needed to alleviate traffic issues in Newport. The report was published last November by the South East […]

ITS (UK) makes first charitable donations in membership drive appreciation

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has paid out two £100 donations to charities chosen by members involved in recruiting organisations to join. Andy Graham of White Willow Consulting has chosen Mission Motorsport as his charity after recruiting Sopra Steria to Executive level membership, while Dementia UK gets £100 thanks to Neil Levett of Levett Business […]

Carbon dioxide levels fell by more than a tenth last year, according to Beis figures

Carbon dioxide emissions fell by more than a tenth last year, according to provisional figures from the Business Department (Beis). Its statistics show that overall greenhouse gases fell 8.9% in 2020 compared to 2019 and carbon dioxide, which makes up the lion’s share of emissions, was down 10.7% year-on-year. The large fall in 2020 was […]

“More than half” now commuting

Analysis of energy use patterns suggests more than half of all households could now be travelling to work again, City AM quotes energy brand Bulb, about 54% of households are now commuting into work, up 13% from the beginning of January. It says Bulb uses data from its smart meters to track when people are […]


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