decarbonisation

Cambridgeshire councils welcome second electric bin lorry

30/06/2022

The second fully electric refuse collection vehicle to collect waste from residents in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has hit the streets, as local authorities continue their fleet decarbonisation drive.

Transitioning council RCVs to low carbon alternatives

29/04/2022

Abi Ademiluyi, APSE’s principal advisor for the South of England, and Rob Bailey, APSE’s principal advisor for fleet and transport, discuss fleet decarbonisation.

How leasing can help councils towards net zero

19/04/2022

Caroline Davis, head of public sector leasing, Triple Point explains how leasing can help councils accelerate the green transition.

Fleet decarbonisation toolkit published

19/04/2022

The Department for Transport has published a toolkit to help local authorities transition their fleets away from diesel and petrol.

Veolia launches world's largest biorefinery project

07/04/2022

Veolia has launched the world's largest biorefinery project producing CO2-neutral bio-methanol from a pulp mill located in Finland.

Electricity networks collaborate to support decarbonisation of Scottish fleets

09/03/2022

Fleet operators in Scotland are to be supported in their transition to net zero by new guidance on fleet decarbonisation.

Redditch council puts ‘money where our mouth is’ on decarbonisation

22/02/2022

Redditch Borough Council has allocated £1.5m to decarbonising its fleet over the coming year.

Zero Emission Zone to be extended across Oxford city centre

21/02/2022

Plans to extend the Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) from the current pilot area to cover the entire city centre in Oxford have been unveiled.

Aberdeen City Council adds UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck to its vehicle fleet

17/02/2022

The UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle was revealed today in Aberdeen, in a move which continues to accelerate the city’s thriving hydrogen economy.

Council to invest £130,000 in new sweepers

16/02/2022

Durham County Council is planning on investing half a million pounds in decarbonising its fleet and energy efficiency measures this year.

A passion for fleet decarbonisation

04/02/2022

LAPV talks to FAUN-Zoeller UK CEO Simon Hyde about the company’s determination to support the drive to net zero.

Lighter vehicles contribute to ‘climate goals’

07/12/2021

Life-cycle analysis shows lighter vehicles can enhance contribution of electrification to climate goals, a new study shows.

‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolls into Tees Valley

22/10/2021

A 100% electric ‘Carbon Battle Bus’ rolled into the Tees Valley this week, just 24 hours after the region was selected by the Government to lead the UK’s net zero ambitions.

Grundon commits £600,000 to electric collection vehicles after successful trials

20/10/2021

Grundon Waste Management is set to invest over half a million pounds in converting two of its existing fleet from diesel to electric after the conclusion of successful trials of an electric waste collection vehicle.

Government announces extra £350m for EV transition

20/10/2021

The Government has announced that an extra £350m will be made available to support the electrification of UK vehicles and their supply chains.

Ringway heads towards target of 40% reduction in carbon emissions

18/10/2021

Ringway, the specialist highway services company, has been fast tracking its way towards its target of 40% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030.

Procurement and fleet decarbonisation

14/10/2021

Gavin Rimmington, Head of Public Sector at YPO, offers insight into the important role of procurement to decarbonising local government fleets, and the most efficient ways to enable large-scale transitioning.

Greening the local authority fleet

16/09/2021

Rob Bailey, APSE’s Principal Advisor for Transport and Fleet, looks at the options councils face when it comes to decarbonisation.

Vehicle industry calls for decarbonisation plans before bans

02/09/2021

Motor manufacturers have called on the Government to work with industry to develop a plan that facilitates the transition to zero emission HGVs, before it commits to an end of sale date for conventionally fuelled trucks.

Slashing carbon emissions by 2035

22/07/2021

The Government has outlined a target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. Susan Halliwell, joint chair of ADEPT’s South East board and executive director of place at West Berkshire Council, talks about what this means for local authorities.

Decarbonised transport by 2050 possible but new policies ‘crucial’

22/07/2021

A survey of stakeholder experts has revealed that most believe that the decarbonisation of UK road transport by 2050 is possible, but a significant majority say that policies so far enacted or announced are not enough.

Shapps agrees to rethink roads policy

15/07/2021

The Government has agreed to review the National Networks National Policy Statement (NNNPS), which governs the development of major projects on England’s road and rail networks.

Making fleets carbon neutral

28/01/2021

The UK aims to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Energy Saving Trust (EST) looks at what councils can do to make their fleets carbon neutral.

Hitachi announces intelligent fleet decarbonisation solutions

21/09/2020

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) and Hitachi Europe Ltd. have signed a three-year deal to collaborate on new net-zero solutions for fleet owners.

The race for the perfect vehicle

18/09/2020

Phil Clifford explores the challenges faced by vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators as the sector moves towards carbon neutrality.

SFS hosts socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicles event

16/09/2020

A socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicle demonstration event hosted by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) last month provided a unique opportunity to present the latest fleet technologies to council representatives.

Smarter Grid Solutions zero carbon energy management platform goes live in Thames Valley

26/08/2020

The first phase of a project being delivered by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), the Glasgow-based energy software specialist, and involving technology giants O2 and Siemens, has gone live.

Number of public charging devices increases five-fold, Government reveals

11/08/2020

The number of public charging devices has increased five-fold over the last half a decade, according to the latest Government figures.

East Suffolk Council introduces six ‘carbon-emission free vehicles’ to fleet

11/08/2020

East Suffolk Council is taking steps to reduce its carbon emissions by introducing six new electric vehicles to its fleet run by partners, East Suffolk Norse.

Applications for the Design in the Public Sector programme now open

11/08/2020

Local authorities in England are now able to apply to take part in the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Design in the Public Sector programme to learn more about transport decarbonisation.

BVRLA warns against ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to fleet decarbonisation

30/07/2020

Setting a single date for ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles would be a mistake, the BVRLA has said.

Taunton confirmed as site for DC Share project trial

30/07/2020

Taunton, Somerset, has been confirmed as the site for a trial of new DC technology which could help deliver an estimated 217,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in urban spaces.

Electric vehicles will not solve 'transport carbon problem'

10/07/2020

The uptake of electric vehicles will not be enough to counter-balance the extra emissions caused by the Government's road building programme, a report has warned.

Work begins on Exeter’s first solar farm and storage project

06/07/2020

Work has started to create Exeter’s first solar farm and battery storage project.

Plans unveiled for 3,000 hydrogen buses

04/05/2020

A plan to bring 3,000 hydrogen buses to the UK have been revealed by JCB heir Jo Bamford.

Liverpool council invests £3.4m in ‘biggest eco-friendly’ refuse fleet

20/02/2020

Liverpool City Council has announced it is launching the UK’s biggest eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles.

The balancing act: reducing emissions and improving transportation

18/02/2020

Paul Moorby outlines how using Big Data to analyse real-time traffic information can help councils to refine traffic management policies whilst reducing carbon emissions.

Comment - electric revolution in the waste sector

02/12/2019

Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) looks at the impact of electric vehicles on the public

Emissions control specialist delivers exhaust after treatment expertise to first New Holland vehicle

31/10/2019

The Low Carbon Tractor project (LoCT) has unveiled the first pre-development of its biomethane-powered tractors, which features emissions technology and expertise from Eminox.

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open

24/10/2019

 Future Fleet Forum has now opened for registration. The 2020 Forum takes place at Guildhall, in the City of London on 22 January 2020.

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