United Kingdom

Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy

Executive
Strategy
Passed in 2007
The Strategy sets out a wide range of actions that the UK is taking to encourage innovation and technology development in lower carbon transportation technologies, including stimulating investment in a broad range of R&D activities. Essential to this will be the use of regulatory frameworks such as carbon pricing and energy efficiency, but also government funding aimed at accelerating the development and market penetration of new lower carbon technologies.

One major initiative is the Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform, a GBP100m (USD156.6m) programme over five years supported by the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Department for Transport, and funded through the Technology Strategy Board.

Documents
  • Transport policies in the Government's existing climate change programme are expected to deliver around 6.8MtC of savings in 2010 compared to a business as usual scenario
    Transportation | Base year target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 2007
  • A fleet average car procurement target of 130g/km CO2 by 2010/11 for new cars purchased by Government and used for administrative operations by 2011 against a 2007 baseline
    Public Sector | Fixed level target | Target year: 2011 | Base year: 2007
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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