Biofuels are not a cost-effective means of reducing emissions from road transport and pose significant sustainability problems, a new study from independent think-tank Chatham House has suggested. Current biofuels are a more expensive source of energy than fossil fuels and have lower energy densities, meaning that greater volumes of fuel are required, said the report. In terms of reducing emissions, the carbon abatement costs resulting from their use, excluding emissions from indirect land-use change, come to $165-$1,100 per tonne of […]
Scania has launched a fuel card based on cooperative principles, allowing operators to benefit from the bulk purchasing discounts usually reserved for the largest players in the sector. The Scania Fuel Card is administered by The Fuelcard People, with Scania buying fuel direct on members’ behalf to enhance the purchasing power of the collective. Scania’s scheme is free to join, offers a choice of fuel networks, features no minimum spend requirement and is charge-free for the first 12 months. David […]
A windfall tax should be applied to the UK oil sector with the resulting revenues used to cut fuel duty, if the EC’s investigation into alleged price-fixing confirms widespread malpractice, it has been suggested.
The new government must support the industry in meeting clean air legislation and not villainise HGVs, according to the FTA’s election manifesto.