Motorists up in arms over fuel duty increase

Even though taxing poor grannies grabbed the headlines, there was plenty of noise coming from motorists. Many expressed disbelief over George Osborne’s refusal to stop an increase to fuel duty. A 3.02 pence per litre fuel duty increase will take effect on 1 August as planned, it was confirmed in yesterday’s Budget. It means the […]

Cutting fuel duty ‘not the answer’ says environmentalists

Green campaigners Friends of the Earth have said much more needs to be done by Government to transform the way we travel. Instead of backing yesterday’s call by protestors for a fuel price regulator, FoE want an accelerated electric vehicle programme in place. Andrew Pendleton, Head of Campaigns at Friends of the Earth said: “With […]

Ex-F1 designer wins low carbon car competition

A compact, unusual-looking car by ex-F1 designer Gordon Murray triumphed at the second annual RAC’s Future Car Challenge this weekend. The competition aim is to use as little energy as possible to drive the 60-mile route from Brighton to London. It was the second year-running that a car by Mr Murray was the overall winner. […]