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Promoting Low Carbon Vehicles: Policy and Practical Action

Promoting Low Carbon Vehicles: Policy and Practical ActionOn 7th November the Waterfront Conference Company, in association with the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, held a conference in London entitled ‘Promoting Low Carbon Vehicles: Policy and Practical Action’.

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Biodiesel-Expo 2007 – The Most Sustainable Solutions Will Win

Biodiesel-Expo 2007 – The Most Sustainable Solutions Will WinBiodiesel-Expo is the largest biofuels event in Europe and the national showcase for all aspects of biodiesel production and usage. This year the event had over 4000 visitors, 110 stands, and was also host to the Biofuels Conference.

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Winning Range Rover Rally Car uses Engine Oil made from Plants

Winning Range Rover Rally Car uses Engine Oil made from PlantsThis Range Rover may not look like the greenest car on the planet – and it probably isn’t – however it is green in one very unique way – it uses engine oil made from plants.

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Driving in an MPG Marathon

Driving in an MPG MarathonDriving greenly - it’s big news. The methods of thrifty driving are fairly well understood: dainty foot on the throttle, think ahead and avoid the brake pedal, get into top gear asap and so on; you can do it pretty easily for a few miles. But what’s it like to drive super-economically for hundreds of miles?

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Motorsport shows leadership in going green

Motorsport shows leadership in going green

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has unveiled a series of initiatives to help reduce its environmental footprint. Measures include switching to biofuel (30% ethanol mix), waste reduction measures, carbon-offsetting unavoidable emissions and promoting environmental awareness to a global audience spanning 150 countries.

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Cenex Low Carbon Technology Vehicle Exhibition, Leeds

Cenex Low Carbon Technology Vehicle Exhibition, LeedsOn the day when a month of rainfall fell in one day in some parts of the UK, resulting in devastating flooding, an event was taking place in Leeds with the aim of encouraging reductions in CO2 from vehicles.

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Confirmation of 100% Tax Break For Green Biofuel 52p/litre including tax from 1st July 2007

Confirmation of 100% Tax Break For Green Biofuel 52p/litre including tax from 1st July 2007Following a recent HMRC review it has been formally announced that users of less than 2500 litres a year of Pure Plant Oil (PPO) fuel will now no longer need to register with Customs and Excise and pay road fuel duty as of the 30th of June.

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Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Conference

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership ConferenceOne of the main events in the low carbon vehicle calendar, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Conference, took place on 28 June 2007 in London. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is an action and advisory group, established in 2003 to take a lead in accelerating the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK and to help ensure that UK business can benefit from that shift.

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We need more green cars, quickly and Prodrive’s David Richards says motorsport can help

We need more green cars, quickly and Prodrive’s David Richards says motorsport can helpThe Eco-Friendly Vehicle Exhibition 2007, hosted by Prodrive, was an event to showcase hybrids and other green vehicles. The overall message from keynote speaker Brendan Connor, Chairman of CENEX, was that we need more green cars coming to market sooner.

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Brighton-to-London Eco Car Rally

Brighton-to-London Eco Car RallyThe UK’s first ever eco-car rally took place on World Environment Day, Tuesday 5 June 2007. Organised by Revolve, a collection of low emission cars started the day in Brighton and finished up in Trafalgar Square in the afternoon.

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