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Number plates for e-scooters after safety concerns

Number plates for e-scooters after safety concerns: Number plates are to be fitted to e-scooters to avoid misuse and issues identified during trials taking place in Coventry, which have now been suspended. E-scooters were reportedly being used in pedestrianised areas where they are not permitted to be, causing several incidents, this saw the decision by…
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‘Nuclear power is likely to continue to play a key role’

Nuclear power is likely to continue to play a key role in the global low carbon energy mix according to the  International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which says the divisive form of energy generation could improve air quality, help match electricity consumption growth, protect against the price volatility of other fuels and guarantee the security…
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New government funding for green transport tech start-ups

New government funding for green transport tech start-ups: £1 million in government funding is set to benefit tech start-ups with a focus on the decarbonisation of transport. Part of the Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG) competition, this forms the 11th round of funding which is open to entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of…
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Scotland offers loans for second-hand EVs

Scotland offers loans for second-hand EVs: A low carbon transport scheme extension has been announced that will offer up to £20,000 loans from the Scottish Government for purchases of used electric vehicles (EVs). The initiative, will enable an individual or business to obtain this interest-free loan over five years and aims to stimulate the EV…
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Scotland supports jobs and tackles fuel poverty

Scotland supports jobs and tackles fuel poverty: £1.6 billion of funding to directly support up to 5,000 jobs and tackle fuel poverty has been announced by the Scottish Government. The funding is aimed at transforming the energy efficiency, heat of buildings and to rapidly accelerate decarbonisation and is part of the government’s enhanced Green New…
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Offshore oil and gas licensing regime to be reviewed

Offshore oil and gas licensing regime to be reviewed: The future offshore oil and gas licensing regime policy is to be reviewed by the UK Government as part of its wider aim of delivering net zero emissions across the entire economy by 2050. The government review is to ensure that it has the necessary information…
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£10m hydrogen home heating project launched

£10m hydrogen home heating project launched: A £10 million National Grid trial project has been launched to test if hydrogen can heat homes in the UK and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industry. A hydrogen test facility at Spadeadam in Cumbria is planned to be built– to be delivered by the risk management and energy…
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Hydroelectric power station in hollow Scottish mountain

A pumped-storage hydroelectric power station in a Scottish hollow mountain has started providing support services, making the British grid greener. Drax Group and the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) in a new partnership came together and produced the outcome, which is expected to save consumers up to £128 million over six years. Cruachan Power…
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‘Time for a green transport revolution’ – Grant Shapps

‘Time for a green transport revolution’ – Grant Shapps: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested during a speech at the Annual conference for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) about the real potential of transport using more sustainable methods, the benefits of which have been made more visible by the coronavirus pandemic. Rt Hon Grant…
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Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution

Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution: UK fleets have the potential to accelerate an electric vehicle (EV) revolution, with a shift to zero tailgate emissions generating fuel cost savings of around 63% across a fleet and significantly boosting the second-hand car market according to a new report from Cornwall Insight and PwC –…
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