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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Climate Change Bill, which received its royal assent yesterday (26 Nov) introduces the world’s first long term legally binding framework to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Mayor Boris Johnson has announced his priorities for creating a thriving green economy, cutting carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2025 and making... continue
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Regular news
CO2 emissions from transport could be cut by a quarter, if the government introduced appropriate policies, according to a new report from the... continue
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Interview
By Andrew Forster
Green pressure groups and opposition MPs may have welcomed the Government’s toughening up of the Climate Change Bill’s emissions... continue
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News extra
By Rik Thomas
The Climate Change Bill currently passing through Parliament sets, for the first time, targets to reduce the UK’s emissions of greenhouse gases... continue
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Media monitor
“There is a nail-biting tussle going on at the centre of Government about the planned expansion of both Heathrow and Stansted airports and all... continue
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In brief
MPs have approved an amendment to the Climate Change Bill giving the Government until the end of 2012 to explain whether or not emissions from... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Paul Biggs, Environment spokesman, Association of British Drivers, Tamworth
In response to Simon Helyar and Mayer Hillman (Letters LTT?17 Oct), the ‘consensus science’ supporters in ‘green’ groups,... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Bernard Abrams, Cheltenham
So there’s no room for amateurs in the climate science arena (Letters LTT 17 Oct). Thank goodness for that. When readers apply this principle,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has rejected MPs’ calls for a modal shift target to increase the amount of travel on England’s rail network. “The... continue
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Environmental and public transport interests exerted undue influence on transport policy in the Labour Government’s early years in power,... continue
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Secondary stories
The Government this week made clear its determination to lead the world in cutting carbon dioxide emissions while at the same time ensuring... continue
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Regular news
Passenger numbers through Stansted Airport will be able to rise by 40% following the Government’s decision to give the go-ahead to increasing... continue
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The Government’s Committee on Climate Change has placed the emphasis firmly on technology as the route to cutting transport’s greenhouse... continue
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Technology alone will not enable the Government to achieve a 60% reduction in transport sector CO2 by 2050, with a significant amount of behaviour... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Simon Helyar , Nottingham
So the Association of British Drivers and a “Thatcherite” engineer with a passion for road building (Letters and Viewpoint LTT 3 Oct)... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch , Northampton
Danish academic Bjorn Lomborg pointed out in The Times of 30 September that, even if all the policies to restrict emissions were implemented... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Mayer Hillman, Senior fellow emeritus, Policy Studies Institute, London
Few would dispute that there are factors other than the burning of fossil fuels which influence annual variations in sea ice and temperatures in... continue
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Regular news
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been stripped of its responsibility for climate change in the... continue
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Viewpoint
Vanessa Kovacevic, Capita Symonds
Thirty-eight years after graduation, and thirty-three after I worked on my first traffic model, in December I disappear off into partial retirement,... continue
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