Transport and Energy was set up to bring two sectors, which have historically had no link, together.
We believe that local council, regional, and national transport and energy plans need to be brought together to ensure the UK’s transition to electric vehicles and decarbonised transport is successful.
Whether it is local transport and energy plans on EVs, regional partnerships and business projects, or the government setting national policy and financial frameworks, it is critical these are done with both transport and energy networks, systems and infrastructure in mind.
We are at the beginning of what is a rapid expansion in the uptake of electric vehicles, with car manufacturers and governments across the world placing an emphasis on developing the technology and associated infrastructure. All of this is happening against a backdrop of an ambition to make the UK net zero by 2050.
These commitments and growing enthusiasm from customers have increased attention on EVs and with that, on what effect EVs will have on the energy and transport sectors.
With a government ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles coming in from 2030 and a £1.3 billion fund allocated to the rollout of public electric vehicle chargepoints there’s a real push towards the decarbonisation of transport. The rollout of electric vehicles is leading the charge with more than two million expected to be on UK roads by the end of 2020.
But that’s not all, there’s a major push towards other forms of decarbonsied transport which are powered by fuels such as hydrogen, CNG or even gas.
Transport and Energy will explore in detail the work being done in this area and play a vital role in bringing the two key enabling industries together. This is the first time that both sectors have been pushed to work together and Transport and Energy will play a vital role in helping to enable this transition.
We aim to achieve this by providing news, comment and features on key trends and developments in the transport and energy sectors.
A weekly newsletter will feature stories that are of interest to all people working across both sectors. Because both industries move so quickly and are working closer together than ever before we believe that a regular update will help people keep across everything that goes on.
With experience across both sectors our editorial team are confident that Transport and Energy will provide insight into how both industries are working together to develop infrastructure and the required technologies needed to progress.
For further information or to discuss your requirements get in touch with Alec Peachey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial Director – Alec Peachey
Alec is a commercially minded editor with more than 15 years experience in multimedia journalism.
He spent four years as editor of Highways magazine where he also held the role of head of content.
He also edited Network magazine which provided a resource for engineers in the UK’s gas, power and heat networks at a time of transformation and disruption across the nation’s energy system.
During his time in the role Alec built up a strong reputation for the brand and worked with leading companies such as National Grid, BMW and Siemens.
Alec is content director and a member of the board at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) – a group which is set up facilitate fresh thinking in innovation and collaboration and to act as a conduit across the ‘highways community’ consisting of politicians, councils, council groups, the supply chain (including utilities), associations, academia and key organisations. LCRIG has more than 80 local authority members and a vast array of supply chain organisations who feed into the group.
Contact Alec at email@example.com