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UK transport policy ready for REDII

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As we have discussed in previous blogs the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) has been provisionally agreed following the triologue negotiations between the different European Union institutions. For our overview of the incoming changes you can click here.   Key elements of the provisional agreement The provisions of the new…

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Biomethane and HM Treasury’s fuel duty differential

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Following the publication by the Department for Transport of the Road to Zero Strategy, government is now underway on a follow-up piece of work on natural gas and biomethane as vehicle fuels. Additional work is required to meet the Strategy's aim of reducing HGV greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025. …

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DfT issues Road to Zero Strategy

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today launched the Road to Zero Strategy which promises a massive expansion of green infrastructure across the country, reducing emissions from the vehicles already on the UK’s roads, and new measures to drive the uptake of zero emission cars, vans and trucks. …

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Still a week to apply to the £48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme

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The Department for Transport is inviting applications to its Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, with the deadline for applications extended to Monday 16th July 2018. ULEB is intended to be a more ambitious scheme, with qualifying buses producing at least 30% less GHG emissions than a conventional Euro VI bus and…

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£48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme extended to 16 July

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Following requests from a number of applicants to the Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, the Department for Transport has extended the deadline for applications to Monday 16th July 2018. To all interested parties, please see the updated grant funding calculator which corrects an error relating to the maximum distance of…

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Biomethane for transport market shifts up a gear

There have been encouraging signs for the biomethane transport sector in recent months and investment interest in the sector is growing. In the UK, the Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 came into force on 15th April 2018, extending the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) to 2032, raising the percentage…

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Regulatory changes to support alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles

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Following consultation last year, the Department for Transport has decided to seek a derogation from the European Commission to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier commercial vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology. The reason for this change is that alternatively-fuelled…

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Reformed RTFO coming into force 15 April

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The The Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 legislation has now been approved by both Houses of parliament and been signed by the Minister and made. It will come into force on 15th April 2018. The legislation can be found here and has not changed since the debates. The…

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Cleanest HGVs will pay less to use UK roads

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Department for Transport has today announced a change to the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy for hauliers running cleaner lorries, as part of efforts to improve air quality across the UK. The changes to the levy seek to encourage hauliers to pursue newest lorry models that generate 80% less nitrogen…

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Biomethane excluded from £48 million fund for cleaner, greener buses

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Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani MP has today announced a new Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme aimed at cutting emissions and ensuring cleaner and greener journeys. With the transport sector now the largest sector in terms of emissions this funding is welcomed. The funding will allow local authorities…

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Defra’s Clean Air Strategy concerned over ammonia emissions from AD

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Ammonia emissions from agriculture decreased by 19% between 1990 and 2015 but remain a concern for Defra, particular in the department's work towards the Clean Air Strategy and in its recently launched consultation on food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit. Defra refer to ammonia from AD as an …

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National Grid set out views on the Future of Gas

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Last week I attended the launch of National Grid's Future of Gas report, which looks at how gas can support a low carbon future. The report is the culmination of a year and half's work, engagement with over 150 stakeholders and consideration of a comprehensive range of evidence and…

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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation legislation passes both Houses of Parliament

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Last year the Department for Transport consulted on reform to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations.  The main developments of interest to AD are: Increasing the obligation level to 9.75% in 2020, rising to 12.4% in 2032; An additional target for development fuels at 0.1% in 2019, rising to 2.8%…

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Scottish Government issue ambitious Climate Change Plan for 2018-2032

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The Scottish Government has today published the Climate Change Plan: The Third Report on Proposals and Policies 2018-2032. The Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s action towards meeting emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It includes chapters covering sectors of the Scottish economy, including: Electricity,…

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Transport legislation laid before Parliament

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The reforms to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and the Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting legislation were laid before Parliament yesterday, 15th January. You can access the legislation directly at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2018/9780111164242/contents The legislation cannot be amended at this stage, it can…

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