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UK Government EV and Environmental Policy

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by dpeilow, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. AndrewBissell

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    OK I've added my say on the Daily Mail comments page. No idea if they will allow a factually true comment through their moderation! They do seem to like letting invective and misdirection through though.

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    Looks like my "not a Roadster" comment never made it though. Ben covered it in his list though.
     
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    So this glossy document seems to form or inform the UK govt's policy as reported in the press (thanks TEG for the find).

    It starts off on the right footing, lots of worth claims and goals, etc. However, I was disappointed by the chart on p11, showing predicted commercial uptake of plug in hybrids and full EVs not starting to the middle of the next decade and also the long term aim of the program to get to HFC vehicles. There's a danger that the government's demonstration programmes may hold up commercial roll out.

    BERR and other departments regularly put this kind of document out and on other topics the initiatives do fizzle out. It will be interesting to watch what happens with this and whether it survives a general election next year.
     
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    UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

    From The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan - Department of Energy and Climate Change





    From the associated report:

     
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    BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Planes 'to reset climate targets'

    Because they know that curbing people's weekend breaks and holiday flights to Spain in an election year would be suicide. Sounds like having your cake and eating it.
     
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    You mean they still think they can win?

    Wow.
     
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    Just had a large segment on EVs on the BBC's "One Show".

    BBC - BBC One Programmes - The One Show, 27/11/2009

    Not sure where this should sit but many of the issues were about this topic. Some of the usual myths trotted out. Boris Johnson talked about his plans for London. Mr self-appointed "Transport Watch" made an appearance to plug diesels. Hydrogen got a brief mention. And then they brought out the C5...

    One knowledgeable presenter let down by some shoddy research and comments from the main anchors. I'm not sure what the BBC's game is, really.
     
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    A great collection of EVs!


    She was a bit neggo...
     
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