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The Government’s Committee on Climate Change has warned of a policy gap to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the transport sector.  The... continue
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Leeds City Council wants to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station to kickstart the market for CNG-fuelled vehicles in the city.... continue
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The Government’s reform plans for Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) will weaken incentives to purchase low emission vehicles, say experts. VED will be... continue
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Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
As long ago as 1791 Tom Paine set out in The Rights of Man one of the most important principles of freedom and democracy, yet one that campaign group... continue
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News from Cardiff Bay, where the Welsh Government has just announced the launch of a new bus service in North Wales, TrawsCymru route T3. “The... continue
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The Urgenda case may not mean much to many people in the UK yet but if environmental groups get their way, it could have significant implications for... continue
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“We can make a greener, more liveable London and expand Heathrow Airport,” Gareth Thomas, Harrow West MP and a London mayoral candidate... continue
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ON 15 JULY London’s Evening Standard claimed that: “Thousands more Londoners are dying early each year because of toxic air…... continue
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Transport for London is consulting on measures to cut emissions from taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs), which will support the ultra-low... continue
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The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has launched a low emission vehicle good practice guide for local authorities.  Low emission vehicle... continue
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Lee Baker
The Davies Commission this morning after two-and-a-half-years recommends that a third runway at Heathrow is the best option for airport... continue
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Lee Baker
The world's first purpose-built purely electric double-decker bus will enter passenger service in London this year, Mayor Boris Johnson has... continue
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The London Borough of Hackney is to introduce charging for all motorcycle parking in the borough. Hackney says the charges are justified on air... continue
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The Government should use the likely failure of the upcoming United Nations climate conference in Paris as the context for relaxing its commitment to... continue
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Three cycle routes in Norwich covering 43km are being upgraded thanks to DfT Cycle City Ambition Grants of £12.1m and £8.8m from Norwich... continue
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What should an ‘age friendly city’ look like? This is the key question of a project being run by computing research group Open Lab in... continue
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Transport for London is seeking views from the electric vehicle charging industry on how to meet new requirements for the capital’s charging... continue
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The Greater London Authority is poised to consult on a new statutory regime for local air quality monitoring in the capital.  The GLA is due to... continue
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London mayor Boris Johnson is inviting boroughs to bid to a new Low Emissions Neighbourhood fund to improve air quality. The mayor plans to fund one... continue
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Lee Baker
Labour leadership favourite Andy Burnham has urged that the recommendations of the Airports Commission should be implemented. The final report of the... continue
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