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Truck drivers and cyclists: essential safety advice

At time of writing we are in ‘Road Safety Week 2020’, the UK’s biggest road safety event, which is coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. Designed to stimulate community involvement, the event has great scope to reach many Read more »

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Calls for clearer vision for HGVs after Government announces end to conventional engines

In response to the launch of the Government’s 10-point plan on reaching net zero, Alex Veitch, general manager for public policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics businesses fully support the government’s aim to transition to a low-carbon economy, but the Read more »

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OFTEC urges support for renewable liquid fuels after PM outlines 10-point plan

Paul Rose, CEO of OFTEC, responds to the Government plan for ‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Decarbonising heat from UK homes is a national priority that must be urgently addressed. However, we are concerned about the high costs rural households are likely Read more »

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LQM call for financial incentives to aid decarbonisation push

With almost the entire global fleet still running on fossil fuels tough calls need to be made. In LQM’s recent webinar – Analysing Future Fuels: The Road to Decarbonisation – whilst 71 percent of respondents strongly agreed that shipping must Read more »

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UKPIA responds to announcement on combustion engine vehicles

In its aims to decarbonise transport the UK Government has today announced plans for an end to sales of new conventional combustion engines from 2030. UKPIA fully supports the decarbonisation of transport and will continue to work with its members Read more »

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Industry response to PM’s 10-point plan for green industrial revolution

Responses to the Governments 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution reflect the positive and collaborative nature of the industry. Here, we hear from OGUK’s Deirdre Michie and TSA’s Peter Davidson. Commenting on the 10-point green industrial revolution, announced by Read more »

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Female leadership can be maritime industry game changer

LQM Petroleum Services believes that female leadership should be a priority for maritime businesses – particularly in the bunker industry – where women make up just nine per cent of senior positions. Bucking the trend, LQM Petroleum Services has a Read more »

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UKIFDA submits views on Scottish Commission’s work plan

Guy Pulham

Ahead of the set-up of Consumer Scotland in late 2021, UKIFDA has submitted its views on the Scottish Government consultation on the Energy Consumers Commission’s first work plan covering 2020-2021. The consultation asked for views on the aims of the Read more »

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Zero tolerance towards hose re-ending    

Nigel Thomason, British Fluid Power Association Distributor chairman, condemns hose re-ending in the power generation sector as the UK’s fluid power trade association launches its ‘Choose Q for Quality’ campaign highlighting BFPA Approved Quality members. “The pandemic has us all under extra strain and I Read more »

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UKIFDA urges UK Government to reconsider red diesel entitlement deadline

Tony Brown

The consultation, which closed on 1 October 2020, called for views on whether its intended removal of the entitlement to use red diesel from April 2022 except in agriculture, rail and non-commercial heating, has overlooked any exceptional reasons why other Read more »

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