UK councils win £21m to boost green transport

The government has awarded £21 million of funding to councils across the country to boost green transport. A total of 23 councils and local authorities will receive a share of the fund to develop their initiatives towards promoting cheap, clean and healthy forms of travel options. Some of the successful bidders include Birmingham City Council, […]

UK funds £25m in greener fuel technology

The Department for Transport is funding £25 million for green fuel projects. Companies Celtic Renewables in Edinburgh, Advanced Plasma Power in Swindon and Nova Pangaea Technologies from Tees Valley will receive a share of the loan which will help boost the local industry. The projects will convert whisky, household and forestry waste into biofuel. They […]

£43m to boost more plug-in vehicles

It’s going to get easier to charge electrical vehicles when out and about. That’s because the Department for Transport is setting aside £43 million to develop charge points for plug-in vehicles across the UK. Around £32m of the pot will go towards infrastructure support including new charge points on major roads and across towns and […]

£25m fund for sustainable UK biofuel projects

A £25 million fund has been launched for the construction of waste-to-energy and other advanced biofuel plants in the UK. Companies can bid for a share of the fund by proposing new ideas for viable demonstration-scale plants that can drive the development of the UK’s biofuel industry. The cash will be made available by the […]

£11m fund boosts low carbon truck trial

An £11milion fund from the Government is set to help fleet operators test out new low carbon technology. The £23million programme, managed by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) in partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, is aimed at encouraging the use of clean fuels for heavy goods […]

Petrol stations slam DfT over fuel price allegations

RMI Petrol, the trade association representing petrol stations and forecourt operators, has blasted the Department for Transport for issuing “damaging comments” over the price it sells fuel at. Transport Secretary Justine Greening said retailers should pass on savings to their customers. She said: “Petrol prices go up instantly when wholesale prices rise, but when there […]

Electric vans get cash boost from Government

The Government announced today a new wave of electric vans would be eligible for an £8,000 discount. The Plug-In Van Grant is open to both business and private buyers and allows 20% off the cost of an eligible plug-in van, up to the £8,000 maximum. After announcing which vans were up for discount Transport Secretary […]

Low carbon car grant extended to vans

Van buyers will get up to £8,000 off the cost of electric vans, the Transport and Business Ministers announced today. This is an extension of the Department for Transport’s plug-in car grant which aims to make low carbon cars more affordable for consumers by giving motorists up to £5000 (25% off) when buying a new […]

National database maps out electric car charging spots

A new database which shows where all the UK’s charging spots for electric vehicles (EVs) are is being backed by the Department for Transport (DfT). The National Chargepoint Registry will map out charging locations and will be publicly available. Chargepoint manufacturer POD Point won the £89,000 contract from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles – […]

Energy firms to be charged for roadworks

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced he will introduce measures to cut road works by imposing charges on firms wanting to dig up roads during the daytime. New proposals could help councils charge utility companies wanting to dig up the busiest roads during peak times when road works cause the most disruption. The Department for […]