More green buses to hit the roads with £2.4m fund

The Government has announced extra cash will be made available to bring more low carbon buses into service in a bid to cut pollution. The new £2.4 million funding will see 55 more green buses on the roads and will also be used to retrofit dozens more to clean up their exhaust fumes. Bus companies […]

Government offers £500m for ultra-low emission vehicles

A new strategy to roll-out £500 million of funding to support the development and adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles in the UK has been launched. The Government is calling on businesses to submit suggestions on how best to distribute the cash between 2015 and 2020 as it aims for every new car to “effectively be […]

Local authorities share £5m fund for greener buses

Eleven local authorities in England have been awarded grants to upgrade almost 400 local buses in a bid to reduce pollution. They were invited to bid for funds worth up to £1 million from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Clean Bus Technology Fund launched earlier this year. A total of 31 local authorities applied for […]

£450m marine energy park decision suffers further delay

A decision on whether plans for a £450 million marine energy park (pictured) can go ahead has been delayed for the third time. Developer Able UK said Transport Minister Norman Baker – who postponed a decision in May and July – has “minded to agree” to build the park on the south bank of the […]

£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 […]

Winners of £37m EV charging points funding revealed

The first successful applicants for the Government’s £37 million funding for electric vehicle charging points have been announced. Cash will be made available by the Department for Transport to dozens of local authorities, NHS trusts and train operators to provide charging points on their property and town and city streets. The news comes after the […]

Local buses get £5m fare to cut emissions

Local buses in towns and cities across England are getting £5million to cut pollution. Local authorities will be able to bid for grants of up to £1 million from the Department for Transport’s Clean Bus Technology Fund. The cash will go towards upgrading existing buses with cleaner engines or exhaust after-treatment equipment. Local Transport Minister […]

Switch to EVs and save 75% on fuel costs

Businesses in the UK could cut their fleet fuel costs by 75% if they switch to hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs). A new report on ‘The Plugged-in Fleets Initiative’, which explored potential savings UK firms could make by introducing EVs and plug-in hybrids, claims an EV fleet would help those firms that operate vehicles with […]

£56m funding revs up low carbon transport projects

An estimated £56million of public and private funding has been made available to support low carbon transport projects. The Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, said the money will be invested in 17 major research and development projects and many will be led by car manufacturers such as Ford, Jaguar and Land Rover. They […]

All aboard the low carbon buses

It was all aboard green public transport today as Transport Minister Norman Baker announced £31 million will be spent on 439 low carbon buses. The Government’s Green Bus Fund will bring down fuel emission and air pollution levels, says the Department for Transport, with the cash meant to encourage bus operators and local councils to […]