Thousands more green buses needed to reach net zero
More than 5,800 extra green buses are needed in England by 2030 to reach net zero and support the levelling up agenda, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
Helping councils reduce their C02 emissions
The transport innovation company TRAILAR argues that their solar solutions will help local authority fleets reduce their carbon emissions. LAPV reports.
Councils face ‘Kafkaesque’ barriers to net zero
Local authorities face ‘Kafkaesque’ barriers to achieving net zero goals, a new report backed by the Government’s net zero tsar Chris Skidmore MP has concluded.
A mountain of rubber
Peter Taylor, the secretary general of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), looks at the problem of end-of-life tyres.
Portsmouth and Biffa launch HVO trial
Portsmouth City Council has partnered with waste collection specialist Biffa to trial hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in its fleet in an effort to put the brakes on the council’s use of diesel.
Wakefield set to spend £5m on zero emission vehicles
Wakefield Council is set to replace petrol and diesel cars and vans with electric vehicles in a bid to reduce the local authority’s carbon emissions.
Council chiefs call for better net zero guidance
Local authority chiefs have urged the Government to introduce a clear policy and investment framework that can help councils measure and reduce carbon emissions.
HVO – a green lifeline for trucks?
Rod McKenzie, executive director of Policy & Public Affairs, Road Haulage Association (RHA) looks at the pros and cons of using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in trucks.
Blaby fleet moves to HVO
Blaby District Council’s fleet have had up to 90% of their emissions wiped with the move to alternative fuel.
Northumberland council launches HVO trial
Northumberland County Council today announced it is trialling a Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in one of its refuse vehicles as a cleaner alternative to diesel.
Stockport bin lorries fitted with solar panels
Six bin lorries in Stockport will run on solar power thanks to a link-up with a leading technology company.
Clearing the air in South Derbyshire
Allison Thomas, strategic director – service delivery, South Derbyshire District Council, discusses the council’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, including the trial of dual fuelled hydrogen-powered refuse vehicles.
Welsh council to invest in a bigger green fleet
Swansea Council is pushing ahead with its plans to operate a whole new generation of electric vehicles.
Birmingham trials first all-electric eCollect
Birmingham City Council is trialling its first eCollect in a bid to combat climate change and air pollution.
The different roads to net zero
Mark Kemp, the new president of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT), looks at how the journey to net zero differs from council to council, but still requires collaboration.
Oxford opens one of Europe’s most powerful EV charging hubs
Oxford City Council and partners today officially opened what is billed as Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) charging hub.
Cambridgeshire councils welcome second electric bin lorry
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.
Greenwich council reduces waste collections in move to net zero
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is reducing the number of general waste collections it offers as part of the effort to cut carbon emissions and increase the rate of recycling.
Council takes ‘massive step’ towards net zero with new fleet plans
Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have put the seal on plans that will lead to a new fleet of ultra-low emission refuse and recycling vehicles by 2030.
Consultation on end date for sale of new non-zero emission buses launched
The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on setting an end date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses, coaches and minibuses.