New body launched to help steer UK transport decarbonisation

A new body – the Council for Net Zero Transport – has been launched to help forge a clear, strategic direction for road transport decarbonisation.    Convened by Zemo Partnership, the Council for Net Zero Transport will be chaired by Lord Deben, former environment secretary and chair of the Climate Change Committee. It aims to […]

Bus upgrade plans in Scotland “abandoned”

A budget to transform public transport and make it greener in a large part of Scotland has been withdrawn by the Scottish government. The Herald newspaper reports issues with funding has led to the scrapping of plans to electrify a bus fleet. It says it has emerged that the Scottish Government has slashed funding for […]

NHS England launches Net Zero travel and transport strategy

NHS England has released its plans to fully decarbonise its fleet in a new travel and transport strategy. The organisation, which has the second largest fleet in the country, calculates its vehicles, combined with the impact of commissioned services and staff travel, directly contributes to the 36,000 deaths that occur every year from air pollution. It […]

Jet Plant in new green pledge as all road planers to be powered by HVO

Leading UK road planing contractor, Jet Plant, continues to set the industry standard for sustainability after announcing that 100% of its planing machines will be fuelled by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil. The Evesham-based business already has a strong sustainability plan and trialled the use of HVO, a diesel-like fuel that can be produced without fossil resources, […]

ICE sales ban set to be pushed back

The Government is looking at moving the ban on Internal Combustion Engines back to 2035 as the costs and difficulties of achieving Net Zero become clearer. Various sources report Rishi Sunak is preparing a speech “to set out an important long-term decision we need to make so our country becomes the place I know we […]

National Highways reports on Net Zero progress

National Highways has issued a report into the progress it says it has delivered on the journey to net zero highways. In its two-year report it says its achievements recorded in the last year include becoming the first roads organisation in the world to receive PAS2080 verification in December 2022, publishing a net zero roadmap […]

Hundreds of new zero emission buses coming to England

The Transport Secretary’s announced £129 million of spending for zero emission buses in England. The funding is designed to help local transport authorities introduce new buses to “help grow the economy by connecting communities – helping people get to work or college while also providing a boost for UK manufacturing”. Particularly remote areas where building […]

Dundee City Council to consider new net zero initiatives

Dundee City Council’s commitment to tackle climate change and reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045 is being underlined with a number of sustainable transport initiatives. The Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee will consider a fleet procurement sourcing strategy, which details how the current fleet of around 770 vehicles is reviewed and how […]

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