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Planes

Paying for sustainable aviation fuel should not be funded by UK taxpayers, civil society groups say

A group of 21 civil society organisations have submitted a joint response to the government’s consultation on the “revenue certainty mechanism” for su...

Ships

Top ten ports suffering from the worst ship pollution in the UK revealed in new analysis

Milford Haven, Southampton and Immingham top three lists for emissions of harmful sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and fine particulate mat...

Planes

Some UK airlines polluting more than ever as emissions approach pre-pandemic levels

UK’s aviation emissions are returning to pre-pandemic levels. Last year, 940,000 flights departed from UK airports, emitting a total of 32 Mt of CO2.

Cars, Cities, Industrial policy, Buses

London diesel fuel sales falling at twice the pace of rest of UK

Sales fell nearly 40% over the past four years with other regions only managing a decline of 20% - demonstrating that the ULEZ not only has positive a...

Cars, Cities, Industrial policy

UK government creating “a tax haven” for large, luxury cars

The UK is not properly taxing larger, luxury, more-polluting vehicles which is leading to a flood of oversized cars entering the market

Cars, Cities, Industrial policy

UK SUV sales have increased by more than a fifth in one year

SUV sales exceeded 1 million in 2023, having increased 23% between 2022 and 2023 and are an increasing share of car sales

Cars, Cities, Batteries

Cars are getting too big for British roads, new research shows

Over half of new vehicles are too wide for many on-street parking spaces

Planes

Aviation industry must pay for sustainable aviation fuel production say charities and NGOs

The groups sent a letter to the Transport Minister demanding that the aviation industry funds the mechanism that will support sustainable aviation fue...

Cars, Batteries, Industrial policy

Pushing back of ban on new petrol and diesel cars sales will be “an attack on industry, climate and consumers”

Delay of ban will send shockwaves across industry and planned investments in infrastructure and batteries as well as blowing a massive hole in carbon ...

Cars, Batteries

Carmakers urged to stop prioritising SUVs over smaller and more affordable electric cars

People in the UK more likely to buy EVs if they were offered an affordable small BEV.

Cars, Vans

“Dither and delay” of UK government on electric vehicles risks investment essential to transport decarbonisation

The “dither and delay” manoeuvres of the UK government concerning the zero emissions car and van mandate could risk billions of pounds worth of privat...

Cars, Industrial policy

Smaller cars can reduce demand for critical metals by almost a quarter

Cutting battery sizes, improving chemistries and reducing private car journeys can cut expected consumption 36-49% by 2050.