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MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

The MOT test will change on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt.

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Government to review driving laws in preparation for self driving vehicles

Government to review driving laws in preparation for self driving vehicles

Three year regulatory review to pave the way for self-driving vehicles.

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Government funding boost for bus industry in drive to improve air quality

Government funding boost for bus industry in drive to improve air quality

Councils across the country will benefit from a £40 million funding boost as part of a government drive to put more low emission buses on the roads.

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Funding for thousands of electric car charge points unused by councils

Funding for thousands of electric car charge points unused by councils

Ministers write to local councils urging them to take up electric car charge-point funding.

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More than 100 lorry operators caught deliberately damaging air quality

More than 100 lorry operators caught deliberately damaging air quality

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) examiners found 293 lorries fitted with emissions cheat devices at roadside checks between August and November 2017.

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UK China Energy Dialogue

UK China Energy Dialogue

The 5th annual UK-China Energy Dialogue has taken place in Beijing

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Results of first survey of thousands of heat network consumers

Results of first survey of thousands of heat network consumers

On average heat network customers pay less for their energy.

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UK ratifies new agreement to tackle global warming

UK ratifies new agreement to tackle global warming

The UK has become one of the first nations to complete ratification of a landmark agreement to reduce emissions from appliances that play a major role in global warming

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Transport Secretary visits leading manufacturers in Northern Ireland

Transport Secretary visits leading manufacturers in Northern Ireland

Wrightbus Ltd of Ballymena are a leading manufacturer of low emission buses.

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Boost for electric and driverless car industry as government drives forward green transport revolution

Boost for electric and driverless car industry as government drives forward green transport revolution

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill will mean more electric car chargepoints and enable insurance for driverless cars.

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Smart Meters Bill introduced to Parliament

Smart Meters Bill introduced to Parliament

Every home and small business in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020.

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Subsidy free solar comes to the UK

Subsidy free solar comes to the UK

The UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm will be officially opened today (Tuesday 26 September) by Climate Change Minister Claire Perry.

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UK firms challenged to cut freight emissions

UK firms challenged to cut freight emissions

Companies are urged to compete for up to £15 million of funding to develop technology to reduce harmful emissions from freight.

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Claire Perry at Climate Week: UK decarbonising fastest in G20

Claire Perry at Climate Week: UK decarbonising fastest in G20

Climate Change Minister Claire Perry will discuss jobs, prosperity and the low carbon economy as Climate Week opens in New York.

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Planes fuelled by waste could take off from British airports

Planes fuelled by waste could take off from British airports

Planes could take off from British airports using fuels made from rubbish that gets sent to landfill, under a new government scheme.

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Cleaner journeys as government commits £11 million to greener buses

Cleaner journeys as government commits £11 million to greener buses

Bus users will benefit from cleaner and greener journeys with roll out of low emission buses in towns and cities across England and Wales.

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Tough new 'real world' test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air

Tough new 'real world' test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air

New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts.

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Tough new 'real world' test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air

Tough new 'real world' test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air

New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts.

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Low carbon vehicles: innovations on display at LCV2017

Low carbon vehicles: innovations on display at LCV2017

Innovate UK will be among the exhibitors celebrating 10 years of the event and sharing what’s on the horizon.

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UK government’s sale of Green Investment Bank completed

UK government’s sale of Green Investment Bank completed

New owner Macquarie has committed to the GIB’s target of leading £3 billion of investment in green energy projects over next 3 years.

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Vans to go greener and cleaner under new plans

Vans to go greener and cleaner under new plans

Changes will allow drivers to drive heavier vans if powered by low emission technology.

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Innovative vehicle to grid technology to receive £20 million

Innovative vehicle to grid technology to receive £20 million

A £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid.

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Emissions cheat devices to be included in roadside checks of lorries

Emissions cheat devices to be included in roadside checks of lorries

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include emissions cheat devices.

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Early public and private investment speeds up innovation

Early public and private investment speeds up innovation

UK businesses can benefit from a mix of government grants and private equity. See examples and an opportunity to access both simultaneously.

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Cleantech startups set sights on US market

Cleantech startups set sights on US market

Twenty innovative companies have completed an entrepreneur mission to San Francisco to meet potential customers, partners and investors.

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Infrastructure systems for a better world: apply for funding

Infrastructure systems for a better world: apply for funding

If you’re a UK business or research organisation you can apply for a share of £15 million to develop innovative infrastructure solutions.

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Clean energy projects receive £24 million to keep towns warm

Clean energy projects receive £24 million to keep towns warm

New Government funding to help develop clean and efficient heating systems has been awarded to 13 local authorities across England, Climate Change and Industry Minister Nick Hurd announced today.

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Low Carbon Contracts and Electricity Settlements Company reappointments

Low Carbon Contracts and Electricity Settlements Company reappointments

The Energy Secretary has reappointed Dr Martin Read as Chair of the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company.

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£23 million boost for hydrogen powered vehicles and infrastructure

£23 million boost for hydrogen powered vehicles and infrastructure

Funding to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure.

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New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

Self-driving car insurance and electric vehicle charge point measures introduced in Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.

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More people to receive help to stay warm in their homes thanks to new energy reforms

More people to receive help to stay warm in their homes thanks to new energy reforms

Reforms to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will be targeted at households struggling to pay their energy bills.

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Climate change challenges set out in new national assessment

Climate change challenges set out in new national assessment

The Climate Change Risk Assessment will be followed by the National Adaptation Programme setting out how government addresses these risks.

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Low emission freight and logistics trial competition winners announced

Low emission freight and logistics trial competition winners announced

Winners of £20 million funding in Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial announced.

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New Chair of the Adaptation Sub Committee announced

New Chair of the Adaptation Sub Committee announced

The Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Sub-Committee will have a new Chair from 1 February 2017

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GLD lawyer helps seal "monumental" deal to cut greehouse gases

GLD lawyer helps seal

GLD lawyer Brian Ruddie led an international group of lawyers to secure an important deal to protect the environment.

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Government invests over £2.5 million in new technologies and ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector

Government invests over £2.5 million in new technologies and ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector

Transport innovation grants opening for new bids.

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UK ratifies the Paris Agreement

UK ratifies the Paris Agreement

Against the backdrop of international climate negotiations in Marrakesh, the Paris Agreement has been ratified by the UK.

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Government gears up for zero emission future with plans for UK charging infrastructure

Government gears up for zero emission future with plans for UK charging infrastructure

Plans for more charging stations to encourage low emission vehicles.

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New 'central heating for cities' to help reduce energy bills

New 'central heating for cities' to help reduce energy bills

Households across the UK could have their heating bills reduced, thanks to a new funding scheme announced by the government today.

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£35 million boost for ultra low emission vehicles

£35 million boost for ultra low emission vehicles

Funding committed to low emission taxis and motorbikes, plus more chargepoints for workplaces and residential streets.

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Alder Hey Children’s Hospital commended by the Prime Minister

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital commended by the Prime Minister

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has won the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building award at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards.

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UK secures historic deal to combat global aviation emissions

UK secures historic deal to combat global aviation emissions

The UK has agreed a huge aviation climate deal with 190 countries. Airlines will offset emissions aiming for carbon neutral growth from 2020.

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More drivers choose ultra low emission vehicles

More drivers choose ultra low emission vehicles

Figures show record numbers of new ultra low emissions vehicles soaring.

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Date announced for more powerful Oil and Gas Authority

Date announced for more powerful Oil and Gas Authority

The Secretary of State announces that the Oil and Gas Authority will receive new powers on 1 October

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Raising the standard of MOT testing to improve road safety

Raising the standard of MOT testing to improve road safety

Plans have been revealed to improve road safety and give consumers a better service when they take their vehicle for its MOT.

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