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Volvo Group delivers recommendations on sustainable transport to UN Secretary-General

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Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development. Brief

Government adds £900,000 fund to support sustainable transport schemes

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An extra 900,000 will help support sustainable transport schemes across seven local authorities in England.

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Transport open for 2015

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Yet it is that time of the yea[.]. Green credentials

President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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billion above the FY 2015 Enacted level, sustains DOE’s role as the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and develops and operates advanced scientific user facilities at the National Laboratories to maintain the nation’s primacy in science and innovation. Sustainable transportation. The $10.7

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Tennessee DEC announces Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

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According to the US Energy Information Administration, transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of Tennessee’s end-use energy consumption. In connection with Clean Air Month, TDEC will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum on 7 May 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. —Bob Martineau. Brief

UN Secretary-General assembles high-level advisory group on sustainable transport

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The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has formed a 12-member advisory group charged with promoting sustainable transport systems to further growth and development while protecting the environment and limiting the impact on climate change. Most of that will be caused by a projected surge in the number of vehicles around the world. Brie

Sustainable Transport Awards open for nominees

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Entries for the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel are[.]. Green credentials

Government announces new ‘Sustainable Transport Fund’

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Plans for a new ‘Local Sustainable Transport Fund’ have been announced by Local Transport minister Norman Baker. New fund is designed to help local transport authorities outside London to develop measures that will help clean up transport while also improving safety and increasing levels of physical activity among local people.

8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and seven other multilateral development banks (MDBs) are committing to provide more than $175 billion of loans and grants for transport in developing countries over the next decade. Sustainable transport solutions are available. —ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda. Brief

Univ. of Michigan receives grant from Alcoa Foundation for sustainable transportation research in Detroit, Beijing

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The University of Michigan will receive a $250,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation to support U-M’s Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation ( SMART ) project. The grant will be used to develop and apply practical solutions to the challenges of sustainable transportation in the Detroit and Beijing regions.

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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The report, A Paradigm Shift Towards Sustainable Low Carbon Transport , finds that more than $1.5 Transportation is central to the social and economic activity of people across the world. Transport is also typically responsible for around 80% of developing cities' local air pollution and more than 1.3 Resources.

ITS-Davis study finds social influence a key element in transitioning to more sustainable transportation such as PHEVs

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Research from the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (ITS-Davis) suggests it will take more than a reasonable price and good information to get consumers to make more sustainable transportation choices, such as the purchase of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). —Jonn Axsen.

DSB and Better Place Partner to Deliver a Sustainable Transportation Alternative in Denmark with EV-Train Combo

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Better Place and DSB, Denmark’s state-owned passenger rail company, signed an agreement to provide Danes with door-to-door, sustainable transportation by combining passenger rail and electric car service. The agreement contains two main elements. Jens Moberg, CEO of Better Place Denmark.

The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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The Budget confirmed and built on the Chancellor’s measures in Budget 2008 and the Pre-Budget report by: Confirming the new rules on capital allowances linked to CO2 emissions. Confirming and extending the overhaul of Vehicle Excise Duty Rates. Increasing company car benefit in kind tax in the future for all but the lowest carbon cars.

Fiat calls for your future transport ideas

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The Italian carmaker is organising a virtual roundtable to invite everyone interes[.].

£46m to go towards green buses

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Over £46m will be used for 542 new low carbon buses on roads across England by March 2012, the Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced. The money is part of the Government’s drive to target investment in new projects that promote green growth and encourage use of sustainable local transport.

Anniversary interview with the LowCVP

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Government announces £15m of extra funding for sustainable travel

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Sustainable travel projects designed to cut carbon and grow the British economy will benefit from £15m of Government funding. Department for Transport

New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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Reuben Sarkar, US Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, will provide the opening keynote. Sarkar oversees DOE’s EERE’s Sustainable Transportation area, which includes the Vehicle, Fuel Cell, and Bioenergy Technologies offices, representing an annual investment of more than $600 million. Brie

Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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The powertrain in our concept truck has been developed to improve transport efficiency and thereby help the industry towards sustainable transport.

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Welsh motorists facing ‘transport poverty’ debt

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A lack of public transport facilities in Wales is forcing half the country’s population into so-called ‘transport poverty’. Green credentials Charity Sustrans transport UK Wales

Social influences to drive plug-in hybrid vehicle take-up

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Whoever thought that the only elements people need to make more sustainable transport choices are reasonable prices and good information, should think again – because social influence will also play a significant role. Green cars Latest news plug-in hybrid cars plug-in hybrid vehicles social influences UC Davis

Audi announces sustainable fuels partner

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Audi is continuing on the path towards carbon neutrality by announcing a new strategic partnership with Joule, to commercialise its sustainable transport fuels. Audi Biofuels Green cars Latest news biofuels green cars Joule Fuels sustainable

PNNL managing new Lightweight Materials National Lab Consortium

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Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for sustainable transportation in DOE’s office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. It can take as long as 20 years to get a lightweight material from concept to market. If DOE can help cut that by 10 years, the savings and boost to US industry will be substantial. Brief

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Scania to test wirelessly charged plug-in hybrid city bus for the first time in Sweden

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The project will be run through a jointly-operated Scania/KTH Integrated Transport Laboratory research center. Click to enlarge.

Earn a Masters Degree in – electric vehicles

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Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Renault Electric Vehicle Masters Degree electric vehicles Masters Course ParisTech Renault Foundation Sustainable Mobility Institute sustainable transport

Report: Major changes needed to transport financing

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If the transport sector is to cope with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and the related environmental and health issues then major changes are needed to how transport is financed. That’s the verdict of a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory entitled A Paradigm Shift Towards Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

Green transport projects share £225 million

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Twelve new transport schemes boosting green growth are share £225 million, the Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today. The funding forms the third allocation from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund with a further 15 smaller schemes receiving a total of £41 million from the Department for Transport.

Green transport schemes share £113 million fund

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Thirty new carbon-cutting local transport schemes are given the green light today as they each take a share of £113 million fund. The funding, supplied through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, is shared between eight regions of the UK. Green credentials DfT fund transport travel

Enterprise Rent-A-Car brings EVs to 11th SoCal location; introduces EV owners discount program

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Enterprise and the SBCCOG have a history of working together on sustainable transportation initiatives, including the SBCCOG’s Local Use Vehicle (LUV) project. —Lee Broughton, head of corporate sustainability for Enterprise Holdings. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding the Torrance, Calif., Brief

Vehicle miles must be reduced if targets are to be reached

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That’s the verdict of a report released by EMBARQ – the World Resources Institute’s Centre for Sustainable Transport – called The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG [.]. Green cars Green credentials Latest news EMBARQ greenhouse gas emissions oil consumption transportation policy vehicle miles travelled VMT

Travel company chose low emission SEAT cars

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An ethical travel company has shown its commitment to sustainable transport by selecting SEAT to provide low emission cars to its UK fleet. SEAT ecomotive ethical travellers fleet Ibiza travel

Welsh council receives first i-MiEV models

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The two vehicles are funded as part of a £500,000 sustainable transport improvement plan for Carmarthenshire, paid for by the Welsh Assembly Sustainable Travel Centres funding. Carmarthenshire County Council has become the first council in Wales to take delivery of their electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV models.

Croydon Council slashes car use by joining car club

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Croydon Council in South London has slashed its motoring costs and cut employee car use in half, simply by signing up to car club, Zipcar.

UC Davis, ITDP study suggests global shift to public transport, NMT and away from cars could save $100T through 2050 and cut GHGs

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Fulton, UC Davis, examines how major changes in urban transport investments worldwide would affect urban passenger transport emissions as well as mobility by different income groups. gigatons of carbon dioxide annually—a 40% reduction of urban passenger transport emissions—by 2050. Further, an estimated 1.4

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Scania leading full-scale autonomous truck platoon project in Singapore; 4-truck convoys

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The platoon will traffic public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore. The multi-year project is organized by the Ministry of Transport and the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA Corporation). Autonomous vehicles and platooning are cornerstones of future sustainable transport systems.

Tesla unveils Model 3; delivery by end of 2017; already 115,000 reservations placed

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Musk said that those were minimum numbers, and that Tesla hoped to exceed them. Deliveries will begin by the end of next year.

Car clubs reducing traffic on British roads

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At its annual conference, sustainable transport charity Carplus revealed the latest finding of its latest national survey in which it found that 32 per cent of car club users reported a reduction in vehicle ownership, [.]. Car clubs are driving a reduction in car use, car ownership and motoring costs in Britain a new study concludes.

UN Secretary-General urges transport ministers to reshape world’s transport systems

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “ find new green solutions ”. It is time to reshape the world’s transport systems for a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. ”. Brief

Scania receives order for 158 biofuel buses in Sweden; ethanol and biodiesel

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Scania has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige in Sweden. Keolis Sverige’s vision is to use locally suited, sustainable transport to double transit ridership in Swedish cities. The delivery to Keolis consists of urban, suburban and intercity buses. Brief