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ADBA calls for greater support for gas vehicles to tackle air quality

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ADBA’s response to a parliamentary inquiry into poor air quality has called for action by government to boost the biomethane and gas vehicle sector, which can make a significant contribution to cutting air pollution from road transport particularly from HGVs. Citing case studies which demonstrated that changing HGVs from…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, HGV, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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ADBA members urge DfT to look to gas/biomethane to address air quality

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Attendees at our recent Transport Working Group meeting urged the Department for Transport (DfT) to extend their focus beyond simply CO2 savings when assessing the benefits of different vehicle sectors, in the context of the recent Public Health report which demonstrated that long term exposure to air pollution was responsible…

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Tags: air pollution, biomethane in transport, Department for Transport, DfT, gas buses, Jordan Marshall, OLEV, RTFO

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Inquiry into air quality opens

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A parliamentary select committee inquiry into air quality has been launched, to examine what action has been taken to tackle poor air quality in the last three years, and what further measures can be taken including ‘new environmental technologies’. We will use this opportunity to suggest that government can do…

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Tags: air quality, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

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Amendment to RTFO & £4m funding boost announced for gas refuelling infrastructure

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Welcome news has arrived for the transport sector this week, with £4m committed to delivering gas refuelling infrastructure and a change to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) which will lead to better incentivisation of the direct use of biomethane in transport. Both of these developments are explained further below. …

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, HGV Gas Strategy, Jordan Marshall, Low Emission HGV Task Force, refuelling infrastructure

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DfT ask for feedback on gaseous fuels research

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The Department for Transport have asked for feedback and comments on a draft final report concerning the Gaseous Fuels research from Ricardo-AEA. They are currently reviewing the report and collating comments for the contractors before the final version is produced, and have said they are keen to get input from…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane in transport, DfT, Jordan Marshall, Matt Hindle, transport

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European bodies agree transport gas infrastructure plan

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The European Parliament and the Council last week agreed an infrastructure plan for alternative fuels requiring Member States to establish publicly available CNG and LNG stations within certain distances. The compromise agreement does not live up to the Commission’s initial ambition: all specific targets have been removed and the…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane vehicles, DfT, Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, Matt Hindle, transport

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DfT publish industry recommendations to boost gas vehicle market

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published recommendations to support the biomethane and gas vehicle market, agreed by the Low Emission HGV Task Force group which ADBA sat on. Included within the recommendations are: Reviewing the case for allowing recognition for the certified use of biomethane as a transport…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane certification, CNG, DfT, gas vehicle, Jordan Marshall, LNG, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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DfT outlines key recommendations to drive HGV gas sector

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Recommendations that will boost the use of gas in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) were today published [13 Mar] by the Department for Transport (DfT), following approval by the DfT’s Low Emission HGV Task Force working group which ADBA sat on. The recommendations include: Reviewing the case for…

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Tags: biomethane, Charlotte Morton, DfT, HGVs, Low emissions HGV task force, RTFO, transport fuel

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Recognition of biomethane certificates in GHG company reporting

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Defra last week published a consultation on amendments to the greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for companies, potentially paving the way for the recognition of biomethane certificates for companies where biomethane has been injected into the gas grid. Government proposes to allow companies to report on their GHG emissions using…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane to grid, Defra, DfT, green gas certification, green gas trading, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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DfT call for evidence: ADBA sets out actions needed to boost biomethane vehicle market

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ADBA last week responded  to a call for evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) which is examining ways of providing more effective government support for advanced fuels, including biomethane. As well as setting out the huge potential benefits that the biomethane and gas vehicle sector can deliver for the…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, fuel duty differential, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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Air quality: EU begins legal action against UK

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As we updated you last May, following the ruling by the Supreme Court that the UK was failing to meet its binding air quality targets, the European Commission had the option of taking legal proceedings against the UK government with the possibility of heavy fines. Things have progressed now, with…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane vehicles, DfT, EU, European Commission, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Transport Working Group

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Low Carbon Truck Trial: free review event (30 January)

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Cenex will be hosting a free event next week (30 January), allowing industry, government and academia to review the results from the Low Carbon Truck Trial. The event will be taking place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Findings from the ongoing trials will be discussed, as will other…

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Tags: DfT, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Low Carbon Truck Trial, tsb

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Transport Working Group preview: 14 January

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As well as a discussion on the Department for Transport’s (DfT) strategy to support the use of biomethane and gas in HGVs, Tuesday’s Transport Working Group meeting in London will also consider the full range of funding opportunities available to biomethane and gas vehicles and refuelling infrastructure. With…

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Tags: Autumn Statement, biomethane vehicles, DfT, fuel duty differential, gas strategy, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, OLEV

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DfT push for greater support for biomethane vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a call for evidence on advanced fuels, which pledges to consider greater support for biomethane vehicles. DfT’s call for evidence also requests information on the technical potential and timescales for deployment for biomethane, as well as other fuels such as hydrogen and…

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Tags: biomethane vehicles, DfT, gas strategy, gas vehicles, HGVs, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

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Fuel duty announcement could help biomethane market

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Proposals for renewable energy in today’s Autumn Statement had largely been trailed in yesterday’s announcements by DECC. There is one interesting line for the biomethane transport sector, however, on page 49 of the document published by HM Treasury:To incentivise a shift to cleaner, cheaper fuel, Autumn Statement 2013 commits…

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Tags: Autumn Statement, biomethane, DfT, HM Treasury, Matt Hindle, transport, Transport Working Group

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