All Decarbonisation articles – Page 5

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    ULEZ expansion led to Tory by-election victory, claims Centre for London


    The election of conservative candidate Steve Tuckwell in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip by-election this week was as a result of the expansion of the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ), according to a London think tank.Labour was able to overturn a much bigger conservative majority than the one the party ...

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    UK set to become global centre for energy innovation after £9.9m funding pledge


    A project aimed at accelerating the transition to home-grown, decarbonised energy and making Great Britain a global centre for energy innovation has been given a £9.9m cash injection.Following a successful first stage trial last year, the HyNTS consortium, which includes the UK hydrogen infrastructure firm Element 2, was awarded the ...

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    'HGV operators don't have a clue about Net Zero and won't go electric for a generation,' claims former MAN CEO


    Former MAN Truck and Bus chief executive Des Evans (pictured) has launched a scathing attack on the government’s plans to phase out diesel HGVs from 2035, insisting operators will simply refresh their existing fleets as close as possible to that date and then run them for at least another 10 ...

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    Call for operators and drivers to help design UK’s zero emission HGV infrastructure


    The Department of Transport is calling on operators and HGV drivers to take part in a survey which aims to establish what kind of infrastructure network is needed in the UK to fuel zero emission HGVs.The findings will also be used to assess how the government can help speed up ...

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    Tata gigafactory set to boost transition to electric vans


    Electric van production is set to soar as Tata Group, the owner of Jaguar Land Rover, announced this week it will invest £4bn to build an electric battery gigafactory in the UK.The factory, which is set to begin production in 2026, will be one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing ...

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    Royal Mail kicks off transition to HVO for its HGV fleets


    Royal Mail has launched a major strategy to cut its HGV fleet emissions by switching from diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).The first sites transitioning to HVO are Sheffield mail centre, the Midlands Super Hub and Royal Mail’s Manchester vehicle operating centre, with another four locations set to follow in ...

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    PepsiCo ramps up HVO use in bid to cut emissions by 2,650 tonnes a year


    PepsiCo is increasing its use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) across its supply chain in a move which the company says will save 2,650 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions annually.The strategy sees the transport of 240,000 tonnes of potatoes each year from PepsiCo’s farmers to its Leicester site - where ...

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    'We'll improve charging infrastructure and provide incentives to switch to electric,' Labour MP tells van conference delegates


    A labour government would ensure that the charging infrastructure required for the logistics industry’s transition to electric vehicles was widely available, according to its shadow business minister.Bill Esterson MP shared his views on the challenges businesses are currently facing with costs and infrastructure accessibility at Logistics UK’s next generation van ...

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    Bosch starts volume production of its hydrogen fuel cell with Nikola its first customer


    Bosch has placed a €2.5bn (£2.14bn) bet on green hydrogen playing a major role in decarbonising transport, industry and buildings. The company has kicked off production of its fuel cell power module at its Stuttgart plant in a move which sees US manufacturer Nikola Corporation serving as its pilot customer ...

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    Van fleets slam brakes on EVs and demand more government support, AFP reveals


    Van fleets are slowing their adoption of EVs, due to a lack of charging infrastructure and restricted range and payload, choosing instead to cut their diesel fleets' CO2 emissions.According to the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP), members are slowing their adoption of electric vans as operational difficulties persist and are ...

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    Kuehne+Nagel to support Team GB at Paris 2024 Olympics


    Kuehne+Nagel has seen off competitors to win the role of the official freight forwarding and logistics partner to the British Olympic Association, both during and beyond the Paris 2024 Olympics.The logistics giant said the deal to support Team GB marks a "significant milestone" in its efforts to expand into the ...

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    DHL Supply Chain adds eight bio-LNG trucks to Aston Martin fleet


    DHL Supply Chain has introduced eight bio-LNG trucks into its Aston Martin fleet which will reduce its carbon emissions by around 800 tonnes per year. The new Volvo FH 460 Globetrotter LNG tractor units will directly replace eight diesel trucks in the Aston Martin operation, supporting both DHL’s GoGreen ...

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    Suttons Tankers launches eight week HVO trial


    Suttons Tankers has embarked on an eight-week trial using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an alternative fuel, as part of its wider drive to become Net Zero by 2040.The company estimates that if the alternative fuel is used across its entire fleet it could cut 39,000 tonnes of CO2, amounting ...

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    EV fleets could cut UK emissions by 3.4 million tonnes, study reveals


    If all commercial vans transitioned to electric the UK's annual CO2 emissions would fall by 3.4 million tonnes, down from 405.5 million tonnes to 402.1 million tonnes, according to new research by Northgate Vehicle Hire. The research, which analysed data from DfT's statistics on van usage in the UK, found ...

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    XPO gears up for 43rd Tour de France using fleet running on HVO


    XPO has once again been selected to be the official transport partner for the Tour de France in 2023, marking the 43rd consecutive year it has provided logistics support to the world famous race.More than 70 XPO drivers have begun transporting and positioning 690 tons of equipment, including barriers, podiums, ...

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    Europa pledges action on greenhouse gas emissions


    Tom Jenkins, Europa central services directorEuropa Worldwide Group said it had taken the next step towards future-proofing its operations and becoming net zero after beginning a partnership with emissions management platform Pledge.It said that by leveraging Pledge’s technology and expertise, Europa’s customers could better manage their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).Europa ...

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    Switch to zero carbon fuels has stalled, Asset Alliance sector report reveals


    Most operators have no plans to decarbonise their fleets over the next three years and half of those surveyed don’t expect this to change after 2026, according to a new study.Asset Alliance Group’s state of the sector report, produced in association with Motor Transport and Commercial Motor, found little progress ...

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    Delay in government low carbon fuels strategy is putting off private investment


    A delay in the publication of a government report into how the logistics industry can navigate its transition to a greener economy is preventing private sector investment, according to Logistics UK.It said the low carbon fuels (LCFs) strategy is now six months late and this, along with concerns over the ...

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    Highland debut for 40-tonne electric truck attracts ministerial interest


    An electric timber truck being trialled by James Jones & Sons made its first appearance at the Royal Highland Show last week.The 40-tonne artic is being used by the Stirlingshire headquartered haulier out of its sawmill in Lockerbie and will transport timber to its Hangingshaws national distribution centre.Lorna Slater MSP, ...

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    Allstar and Fastned team up to accelerate UK EV adoption


    EV and business expense payment firm Allstar has inked a deal with European charging company Fastned to allow its customers to use Fastned’s network of high-power chargers across the UK.This latest deal enables commercial business drivers using the Allstar One Electric solution to find, charge and pay at Fastned’s EV ...