The Ludlow net zero carbon project has shown that if its main recommendations are accepted by Shropshire Council and implemented by 2023, the constituency can reduce transport carbon by 48 per cent from its 2019 level. On Saturday 22nd May 2021 the Ludlow Project...
The UK national government and approximately 300 councils have declared a climate emergency (Note 1). But while most local authorities are enthusiastic about electric vehicles and charging points, few have the same enthusiasm for buses. Very few have taken bold steps to increase the quantity and quality of buses, or developed clear plans to transfer […]
On 2nd February 2021, Herefordshire Council cancelled the Hereford Bypass on climate change, cost and the availability of more effective non-road building alternatives to achieve wider Council objectives including the reduction of congestion in Hereford. The Herefordshire recognition that building new roads does not pass climate change, cost and the availability of alternatives test is […]
When I was a student in the late 1960s studying economic geography as part of an excellent degree programme in the Department of Geography at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth we were told that land was a valuable commodity and also finite. It was also a factor of production and great care was needed to […]
More than 100 local road schemes are currently being promoted and, in most cases, part-funded by local authorities. These are included in a Department for Transport (DfT) list of Major Road Network and Large Local Majors schemes, provided in a response to a Freedom of Information request. Download the full list Many of these councils […]
The focus on EVs is misplaced and will not deliver the degree of decarbonisation we require to achieve net zero carbon targets.
Banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 is not good enough to deal with climate change
The Prime Minister wants to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. Overlooking for a moment the impact this will have on the fleet as a whole in 2030 and the degree to which sales of non-fossil fuel vehicles after 2030 will contribute to decarbonisation, it still misses what is […]
Lund sets a very high standard on its approach to transport decarbonisation.