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. The report calls for increased international development funding, supportive legislation and incentives to promote new transport technologies.

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.

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Ashden Awards for Sustainable Transport open for 2015

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It seems like five minutes ago since Dale Vince, CEO of Ecotricity was collecting the 2014 Eurostar Ashden award for Sustainable Travel, for establishing the UK’s Electric Highway – a network of rapid chargers, located at motorway service stations across the country.

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. Sustainable transportation funding requests include: Vehicle technologies. President Barack Obama’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9

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Tennessee DEC announces Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the launch of the TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards initiative to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements by governments, businesses, industries, public and private institutions of higher learning, and utilities that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable transportation in the State.

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. Appointed for a three-year term, the 12 members of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport are to make recommendations for action at global, national, local and sector levels.

Sustainable Transport Awards open for nominees

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Sustainable transport initiatives from across the UK, France and Belgium will battle it out to win at the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for the chance to be honoured for their achievements and a share of £30,000 in prize money.

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. Tags: Green credentials cycling spending review sustainable transport fund transport fund walking

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. Developing countries have the opportunity to leapfrog to a greener future of less motorization, shorter commutes, and more energy efficient transport systems. Sustainable transport solutions are available.

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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Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change, according to a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory released at Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

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). strong interest in the societal benefit that is willing to contribute resources to sustain more.

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. We consider the cooperation agreement with DSB as a unique opportunity to promote the adoption of EVs in Denmark and an important milestone in our work to establish a nationwide infrastructure for sustainable transportation.

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. Confirming future increases in fuel duty. Introducing a vehicle scrappage scheme.

Fiat calls for your future transport ideas

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Fiat is calling on motoring enthusiasts to share their ideas for the future of sustainable transport as part of the ‘Our Future Mobility’ project created by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

Maker of 3-wheeler EV Arcimoto files for IPO under Reg A

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Arcimoto was founded in 2007 to catalyze the shift to a sustainable transportation system.

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£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. Latest news buses green transport low emissions sustainable transport Transport Minister Norman Baker

Anniversary interview with the LowCVP

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The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is a public-private organisation, born in 2003, with a vision to help the UK shift to more sustainable transport.

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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. Although very much focussed towards benefitting cyclists, the extra cash highlights the Government’s positive attitude towards reducing Britain’s carbon footprint and comes on top of the £560m Local Sustainable Transport Fund announced at the start of [.]. Department for Transport

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’. According to sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, more than a million people in Wales would struggle to afford the cost of running a car, but a lack of alternatives is forcing many people to choose between getting into [.]. Green credentials Charity Sustrans transport UK Wales

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. SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX).

Gotheburg expands ElectriCity with two more electric buses, other electric heavy-duty vehicles

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—Stefan Eglinger, Director of Urban Transport Administration, City of Gothenburg. ElectriCity has brought together companies, researchers, public authorities, the city and the region since 2013 to test and develop new solutions for sustainable transport and sustainable urban development. Electric buses help us reach these targets and our mission is to create the public transport of the future.

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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. This is a platform for verifying several new technologies for increasing transport efficiency.

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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. That’s the verdict of research by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis which suggests that more [.].

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 sustainableJoule will now be Audi’s exclusive partner in the development of biologically derived ethanol and diesel – and it is hoped the relationship can help push forward the development of both Joule [.].

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. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is establishing a new consortium to support a vision of developing and deploying lightweight materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost, while increasing US competitiveness in manufacturing. It can take as long as 20 years to get a lightweight material from concept to market.

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

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Starting June 2016, a prototype for a new Scania plug-in hybrid bus (based on Scania Citywide Low Entry) will go into daily operation in Södertälje as part of a research project into sustainable vehicle technology.

Earn a Masters Degree in – electric vehicles

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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. Latest news Department for Transport grant green

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 travelProjects to benefit from the funding including the Smarter Travel Slough scheme which will reduce congestion [.].

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. And as Enterprise works to establish EV infrastructure via the private sector, the SBCCOG is studying EV infrastructure development to promote wider adoption of more sustainable transportation alternatives. —Lee Broughton, head of corporate sustainability for Enterprise Holdings.

Proposed 2018 Trump budgets cuts EPA funding 31.4%, DOE 5.6%, DOT 12.7%, NSF 10.7%

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) faces a $1.7-billion cut (5.6%) to $28 billion, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) faces a $2.4-billion cut (12.7%) to $16.2 Sustainable transportation program activities within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy face a combined 49% cut in funding. The Trump Administration released its proposed FY 2018 budget, which it calls “A New Foundation for American Greatness”.

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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. Camps International, which offers a range of gap year voluntary experiences and school trips across East Africa, South East Asia and South America, has now taken delivery of eleven Leon E Ecomotive [.]. 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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As part of the council’s plans to develop a more cost-effective and sustainable transport policy, Zipcar’s services were initially enrolled as part of a tria[.].

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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One of the more affordable ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to design cities to give people clean options for using public transportation, walking and cycling and to move away from car-centric development, according to a new report released by the University of California, Davis, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). gigatons of carbon dioxide annually—a 40% reduction of urban passenger transport emissions—by 2050.

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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.

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

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Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the long-anticipated Model 3 as the culminating step—a mass-market, affordable electric vehicle—in Tesla’s “Master Plan” to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport.