environment

FORS help with air quality targets

02/12/2019

S has created an animation and infographic to showcase how the scheme helps local authorities meet air quality targets.

Electric refuse vehicles could cut pollution and costs, report says

27/01/2020

A Bristol-based environmental consultancy has called for the roll out of electric refuse vehicles to help cut air pollution and local authority costs.

Are hydrogen fuel cell RCVs the future?

30/01/2020

Hydrogen fuel cell RCVs will take to the streets in seven European cities this year as part of the EU-funded HECTOR project to assess the potential of this technology to decarbonise waste fleets. Lotte Debell reports.

Birmingham City Council considers ‘overhaul’ of rubbish collection service

05/02/2020

A review of the city council’s waste management service has warned that the local authority’s older vehicles are likely to result in higher fuel consumption, greater emissions and increases in maintenance costs.

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.

New guide highlights low carbon and sustainable fuel opportunities for fleet decarbonisation

23/03/2020

A new guide from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) for fleet operators shows how renewable fuels can immediately cut greenhouse gas emissions in road transport, particularly from commercial vehicles for which few low emission solutions are currently available.

Shapps: ‘This generation will drive the transition to zero carbon road transport’

16/07/2020

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said that the Covid-19 pandemic has given us a unique opportunity to rethink the way we travel and to accelerate the development of clean technologies.

New call for London’s fleets to turn engines off when parked

03/08/2020

A London-wide campaign has been launched today encouraging businesses to tackle air pollution caused by idling engines.

Council chiefs announce net zero innovation programme

02/09/2020

Councils and universities can apply for a new Net Zero Innovation Programme to address climate challenges at a local level, the Local Government Association (LGA) and UCL announce today.

Tool to help ‘green your fleet’ launched

20/10/2020

Justdiggit and Webfleet Solutions have launched Green Your Fleet, a new tool that helps fleet customers to make a positive climate impact.

Northumberland council makes ‘green fleet promise’ to replace diesel vans

09/11/2020

Northumberland County Council has begun replacing its fleet of small diesel vans with electric vehicles as part of an effort to future proof its fleet.

PM outlines 10 point plan for green revolution

18/11/2020

The prime minister has outlined a 10 point plan for a 'green industrial revolution' including bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030.

Spending Review: Fleet welcomes EV investment

26/11/2020

The fleet and leasing industry welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to zero emission road transport in yesterday’s Spending Review.

Going green

04/03/2021

Richard Lilwall, VP and European managing director at Teletrac Navman, looks at what fleet operators have to consider when going green.

City Corporation to become first UK authority to run fully electric refuse truck fleet

04/03/2021

The City of London Corporation will become the first UK governing body to run a full fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles following recent successful trials of the new technology.

County council approves Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone pilot

17/03/2021

Oxford’s proposed Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has been formally approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet for launch in August.

Councils maintenance works leading the way in sustainability

30/06/2021

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has teamed up with our highways service provider, VolkerHighways, to explore how new, environmentally friendly initiatives can be employed around the borough.

Record levels of lithium discovered in Cornwall

12/08/2021

The energy company Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) yesterday announced that it had discovered record levels of lithium in its geothermal waters.

Council to run on eco-friendly fuel

08/09/2021

East Suffolk Council is taking further steps to reduce its impact on the environment by switching to an eco-friendly fuel for its fleet of vehicles.

West Lothian Council joins green scheme

13/10/2021

West Lothian Council has joined the ECO Stars scheme as part of its efforts to make its fleet of cars greener.

Greater Manchester plans carbon neutral transport network

09/11/2021

Greater Manchester has set out its ambition to become the first city-region with a carbon neutral transport network.

Councils warn investment in bus services is vital to meet climate targets

10/11/2021

The Government must fully fund the concessionary bus fares scheme if councils are to decarbonise fleets, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

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