ORR “holds National Highways to account” to meet corporate carbon emissions target

The Office of Rail and Road has issued a blog post regarding National Highways’ commitments to reduce its corporate carbon emissions. Haydn Gill, Senior analyst, Highways writes that ORR holds National Highways to account to meet its target of a 67% reduction in corporate carbon emissions by 2025 compared to 2017-18 levels. Corporate carbon emissions […]

Kier Group joins carbon reporting project

Kier Group plc has joined Causeway Technologies’ project aimed at developing automated, real-time reporting of scope 3 emissions in the construction sector. The scope 3 initiative is well advanced in developing a software solution that can deliver a credible, verifiable, efficient and scalable way to measure scope 3 emissions in real-time, using invoice data automatically […]

Government announces transport decarbonisation package

The Government’s announced what it calls a “robust” package of measures to “turbocharge the UK’s progress towards decarbonising transport”. The measures are designed to support the shift to electric vehicles as well as the production of sustainable aviation fuel in the UK – continuing the country’s transition towards net zero. The Government has launched the […]

National Highways to work with local authorities on air quality improvement schemes

Local councils will have a new strengthened framework to improve air quality, under new plans announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Using powers in the Environment Act, National Highways is to become the first designated “Relevant Public Authority” placing a legal requirement on it to work together with local councils when […]

Kapsch, Yunex and SWARCO “stand together for sustainability”

The leaders of global Intelligent Transport Systems solutions providers Kapsch, Yunex Traffic and SWARCO have come together to write an open letter to the participants of this year’s WEF in Davos next week to take “concrete steps for sustainability”. They say that traffic causes more than 20% of global CO2 emissions, so it is a […]

Academics fear driverless cars’ negative environmental effect

Two academics are warning that, if implemented badly, driverless vehicles might harm the environment rather than improve it. Writing in “The Conversation”, University of California Director Giovanni Circella and Professional Researcher Scott Hardman, who both spend their working lives studying automated vehicle technology, say that their research teams assessed the real-life impacts that automated vehicles […]

Scottish pressure group calls for an end to government’s road building plan

Environmental pressure group Transform Scotland is calling for an end to the Scottish Government’s road building plans, saying that despite promises that they will tackle the Climate Emergency, Scottish Ministers intend to nearly double their spending on new roads over the next decade. Its new report says these plans are despite transport being the largest […]

Transport Scotland releases new report on future of public EV charging infrastructure

Transport Scotland and the Scottish Futures Trust have published a new report on public electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It sets out how Scotland can grow and expand provision to enable households and business to confidently switch to electric vehicles and help tackle climate change. TransportandEngergy.com reports the joint report highlights the current approaches and constraints […]

Bus users criticise DTP for “not transforming behaviour”

The accessible, inclusive transport campaigning charity Bus Users says it is disappointed at the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, because it focuses on delivering ‘Clean Transport’ rather than transforming our behaviour when it comes to travel.  Speaking in Parliament today, Grant Shapps MP outlined plans for the electrification and decarbonisation of vehicles, public transport and air […]

Atos joins European project to support carbon-neutral transition

Digital transformation company Atos has joined the EU-funded project AI4Cities to support six European cities and regions to accelerate their transition towards carbon neutrality. The artificial intelligence solutions will ultimately reduce CO2 in mobility and energy, two domains responsible for 82% of all greenhouse gas emissions in European cities. Atos has been selected for phase […]


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