Greener Transport Council publishes manifesto for decarbonising transport

Today, the Greener Transport Council, along with its 17 members, has published a manifesto for decarbonising transport, in which this leading group of transport professionals are calling for a national focus on behaviour change to achieve a substantial road traffic reduction over the next eight years.

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Q&A: Trojan Energy’s Mark Constable on why collaboration is key to solving the decarbonisation challenge

Mark Constable, Head of Business Development at Trojan Energy, talks to Transport + Energy about the importance of both sectors working together and offers advice on how this can be achieved. In a wide ranging interview Mark also discusses the challenges faced by councils when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, and the types of solutions that can accelerate change.

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National Grid welcomes Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Graeme Cooper, the head of future markets at National Grid, has welcomed the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan and hopes that it will trigger the investment and technology changes needed to make the transition to clean transport.

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Transport Decarbonisation Plan: the industry reacts

With the much-delayed release of the UK Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, there has come mixed reactions from the wider industry, with some welcoming it as a bold step forward, but others deriding it for its limited reach and urgency, in terms of both technological measures, and also ways it might effect behavioural change.

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Transport Decarbonisation Plan launched

The Government has launched its long awaited Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) which includes ambitious plans to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050, a pledge to end the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040 and a commitment to electrify the entire fleet of government cars and vans by 2027.

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