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Right wing group calls for end to fuel duty freeze

A ring-wing think tank has called on the government to end the freeze on the value of fuel duty and apply a surcharge on fuel duty for diesel fuel, to help improve air quality.

Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
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Report warns about emissions from car brakes and tyres

Particles from car brakes and tyres will continue to pollute air in urban areas even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned.

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Climate advisers call for earlier ban on conventional cars

The organisation that advises the Government on its strategy to deal with climate change has again called for an earlier ban on sales of new diesel and petrol cars.

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Reports calls for ban on new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2030

The government will have to ban sales of petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by 2030 in order to meet its emission targets, according to a new report.

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Car CO2 emissions rise in EU for second consecutive year

Average emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) increased for the second consecutive year in 2018, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency.

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Government told it needs to supercharge EV strategy

The Government needs to supercharge its electric vehicle strategy if it is to have any chance of meeting its new ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 pledge, according to the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), which represents the UK vehicle rental and leasing industry.

Stephen Marcos Jones
Stephen Marcos Jones
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UKPIA urges government to work with industry on emissions

Responding to the announcement that the UK Government intends to legislate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050, UKPIA (UK Petroleum Industry Association) – the trade association for the UK’s downstream oil sector – has called on policymakers to work with industry to meet these ambitious goals.

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PM steps up plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The Prime Minister has announced that the UK will eradicate net emissions of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming, by 2050.

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Government advisers urge earlier ban on petrol and diesel cars

The target for banning sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward from 2040, ideally to 2030, or to 2035 at the latest, according to a committee set up by the Government to advise it on emissions targets.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 12 August 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.7964.90140.57129.31
East Midlands132.3882.90140.96129.04
London132.00142.39129.64
North East131.01141.52128.85
North West131.7261.90139.66128.96
Northern Ireland129.24135.57126.71
Scotland132.0552.70140.43129.27
South East132.9759.90141.37129.82
South West132.33140.93128.95
Wales131.33136.85128.40
West Midlands132.06141.78129.37
Yorkshire & Humber131.4669.57142.64128.74

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As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?