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  • Writer's pictureNikki Latham

Transport decarbonisation package to help boost net zero ambitions

The UK Government has introduced, last year, a comprehensive plan to accelerate the decarbonization of transport.


The plan includes measures to promote electric vehicles (EVs) and the production of sustainable aviation fuel in the country, aligning with the goal of achieving net zero emissions. As part of this initiative, the Government has launched the £381 million Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund and allocated an additional £15 million for the On-Street Residential Charging Scheme (ORCS). These funds will enable the installation of a large number of new charging stations across the country, expanding the EV infrastructure and supporting the growing number of EV drivers.


This announcement promotes the availability of more zero emission cars, encouraging the installation of charge points and providing certainty to the industry. The increased adoption of electric vehicles will lead to lower running costs and improved air quality.


Additionally, the government is taking action to address emissions in the aviation sector through the Advanced Fuels Fund, aiming to have five commercial scale UK SAF plants under construction by 2025. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is a key component of the Jet Zero Strategy, offering significant emissions reduction and economic benefits.



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