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A new series of reports for the LowCVP says that the UK can develop the infrastructure necessary to deliver the low carbon fuels of the future but that strong coordination is needed between key actors. Initial public support will also often be needed to enable investment in the necessary infrastructure to be kick-started.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a joint proposal for a a national programme to establish the next phase of greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy duty vehicles. This “Phase 2 programme” would significantly reduce carbon emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles.
Christophe Arnaud of Bluepoint London will provide delegates at next Wednesday's LowCVP Conference with the latest news on progress towards the launch of the Bolloré Group's electric car sharing scheme - Autolib London. Smart Cities expert Dan Byles, the former MP, soldier and Polar adventurer will also speak during the post-Conference reception. They join a long list of leading speakers including the new transport minister, Andrew Jones, at the Conference entitled: 'The Energy for Future Transport'.
In a 180-page encyclical the Pope Francis said that the planet is facing "unprecedented destruction" and that "the earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth." The leader of the Catholic Church called for the phasing out of fossil fuels and concerted global action to be taken on tackling climate change.
Pope Francis can be the trigger for a larger movement within the centre-right in order to forge a successful climate policy, writes Kathleen Van Brempt.