Green tech start-ups are being invited to apply for a share of almost £1m in government funding to support innovative transport projects that cut carbon emissions, enhance air quality, and improve infrastructure resilience, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced yesterday. Now in its tenth year, the Transport Technology Research and Innovation Grant is open for applications from entrepreneurs and innovators developing new ways of creating a better transport system, with up to £30,000 available for each project, according to the DfT.
Business Green 25th Sept 2019 read more »
Frequent flyers should face higher taxes to help tackle aviation emissions, the government’s climate advisers say. The Committee on Climate Change says a “frequent flyer levy” would help curb the growing demand for air travel. Analysis shows that 70% of UK flights are made by a wealthy 15% of the population, with 57% not flying abroad at all. The government says it will study the recommendations. Aviation is set to be the biggest source of UK emissions by 2050. And at the moment, ministers are planning for an increase of up to 49% in flying. But the committee says growth should be limited to 25% of current levels.
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