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Green Fleets – Driving down costs and carbon

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New report shows enormous power of fleet managers over our climate

10 June, 2015

Wednesday 10th June, London.  A new report from analysts CE Delft shows how corporate fleet managers could save millions of tonnes of CO₂, and €28 billion a year, with available efficiency measures and clean technologies.

The statistics in the report imply that corporate fleet managers have more power over the composition of our atmosphere than most politicians, or even most oil executives.

£500 million for clean car technology

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Greenpeace response

29 April, 2014

In response to the goverment announcing a £500 million funding package to support Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist at Greenpeace UK, said :


"As the first oil arrives from the fragile Arctic, there has never been a better time to push our vehicles towards going low carbon. Not only does this investment boost Britain’s clean tech sector and maintain our leading position in an expanding global market, but in the long run it will help us stop poisoning our cities and trashing the environment for oil."



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Greenpeace Reveals Environmental Policy Conflict at the Heart of Liberal Democrats

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Activists scale building in minister’s constituency

13 May, 2013

Greenpeace has this morning released confidential internal policy documents from Transport Minister Norman Baker that shows how he is blocking new legislation to reduce carbon emissions from new cars. The proposed law could save motorists up to £400 per year, and have been proposed by leading Liberal Democrat MEP Fiona Hall.

In the leaked briefing Baker and his officials call for ‘opposing’ a proposal by Liberal Democrat Fiona Hall, who sits on the Industry Research  and Energy (ITRE) committee of the European Parliament, which called for the reduction of CO2 emissions from all new cars to 70g CO2/km for 2025. In the document the minister explains why he wants MEPs to vote against his fellow Lib Dem’s proposal.

Among the other details the internal documents show are:

Make cars greener says ex-Shell boss

Posted by jamie — 6 February 2008 at 11:48am - Comments

As one fossil fuel giant sidelines its alternative energy projects and invests in even more damaging technologies such as tar sands, the former head of another multinational has made some startling demands vis a vis car efficiency. To all intents and purposes, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart- ex-chairmen of Shell - wants to see all gas guzzlers banned.

Expanding on a column he wrote for the BBC website, Sir Mark said that the EU should bring in a minimum standard of 35 miles per gallon (mpg). "Nobody needs a car that does 10-15mpg," he said. "We need very tough regulation saying that you can't drive or build something less than a certain standard. You would be allowed to drive an Aston Martin - but only if it did 50-60mpg."

Greenpeace comment on EU car emissions

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19 December, 2007

Commenting on today's announcement of a proposed new EU law on car emissions, Anna Jones, transport campaigner for Greenpeace, said:

"These Brussels bureaucrats must be driven to distraction. They should hang their petrol-heads in shame at their kowtowing to a car industry seemingly obsessed with wrecking the climate.

"The EU has let car manufacturers speed off with a weak proposal that lacks any long-term standards and offers an open road to overweight gas-guzzlers."

Sharing is good, especially when it involves cars

Posted by jamie — 13 June 2007 at 11:01am - Comments

Treehugger reminds us that tomorrow is National Liftshare Day, when everyone is encouraged to make sure as many seats as possible are filled for those essential car journeys.

Environmentalists launch ad campaign warning 'green fuels' could do the planet more harm than good

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9 May, 2007

A coalition of some of Britain's biggest green groups is launching an advertising campaign on Wednesday 9 May attacking environmentally destructive 'bio-fuels'.

The adverts feature a petrol pump held to the head of an orang-utan. "Tell the Government to choose the right biofuel." it says, "or the orang-utan gets it."

Biofuels: green dream or climate change nightmare?

Posted by jamie — 9 May 2007 at 12:00am - Comments

As you may have already seen, along with WWF, the RSPB, Friends of the Earth and, we've placed an advert in several of today's papers warning the government about the environmental risks of biofuels as an alternative to petrol and diesel. Hang on, I imagine some of you are saying right now, aren't they supposed to be clean and green with the power to save us from the tyranny of fossil fuels? Well, yes... and no.

European vehicle emissions law - Greenpeace reaction

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7 February, 2007

C02 emissions from the transport sector are rising fast

Reacting to the European Commission’s announcement of mandatory standards on vehicle emissions, Greenpeace campaigner Emily Armistead said:

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