- Where We Work
- Who We Are
- Info & Tools
In a major reshuffle of the Government, the Prime Minister has made changes in several ministries which carry responsibilities in the area of low carbon transport. The Department for Transport has two new ministers while losing one. Matthew Hancock has responsibility both for the automotive industry in the Dept for Business Innovation and Skills and for energy as a minister in the Dept for Energy and Climate Change.
A major new report published today (15 July 2014) at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Annual Conference shows the UK automotive sector has been revitalised by consistently applied policy centred on cutting carbon.
Unless key policies are strengthened and improved the UK is in danger of missing its post-2020 carbon targets according to a progress report published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC’s latest update to Parliament identifies that good progress has been made on development and implementation of some, but not all, policies. The first carbon budget has been met through successful low carbon policies but also as a consequence of the impacts of the recession.