MEPs back safer, greener truck designs

European politicians are proposing to ease rules on trucks to boost safety and fuel savings. Yesterday MEPs on the EU’s Transport Committee put forward draft rules which would let designers change the bodywork of lorries. At the moment it is illegal to make trucks too long or weigh too much – but the rule change […]

US Government authorises third LNG export facility

A proposal to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been approved by the US Government. The Department of Energy (DOE) said it has “conditionally granted long-term multi-contract authorisation” to Lake Charles Exports – a venture between UK-based BG Group and Texas-based Energy Transfer Equity – to provide LNG from the Lake Charles Terminal […]

Freight firms fear “burdensome” cost of energy audits

Freight firms are concerned about the “time-consuming and burdensome” cost of plans for all businesses to carry out an energy audit. The Government wants to bring in a mandatory energy audit called the Energy Opportunities Saving Scheme (ESOS) and is consulting on how best to do this. The rule will keep the UK in line with […]