Extract: from the Daily Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/05/grant-shapps-tells-councils-stop-abusing-250m-fund-meant-green/ Grant Shapps has told councils to stop abusing the £250 million fund meant for a green transport revolution by installing pointless one-way systems and barriers that offer “no benefit to anyone”. Writing in The Telegraph, the Secretary of State for Transport says he will personally intervene to scrap the worst examples where local authorities have ruined high streets and residential roads in an attempt to build cycle lanes and promote social distancing for pedestrians. His comments come after a series of petitions attracted thousands of signatures from people across the country who fear councils are pandering to theRead Whole Article

FairFuelUK and its 1.7m supporters, wants to help achieve cleaner and cleaner air but not through threatening vehicle sales bans. No, through serious consultation with representatives of the majority who will feel the economic impact the most. There are practical proven solutions to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, its time we used them.

FairFuelUK (FFUK) and the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) are seeking to legally challenge Sadiq Khan over London’s Congestion Charge re-introduction at 31% higher than before. The two campaign groups have teamed up to take on the might of TfL and the Mayor of London on the following issues related to the C-Charge. FFUK and ABD have through their Lawyers at Black Antelope delivered a LETTER BEFORE CLAIM / PRE-ACTION PROTOCOL FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW to Greater London Authority and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.   This is a Pre-Action Protocol Letter against the decision of the Mayor of London, SadiqRead Whole Article

Here’s how can tell them! Please take part in the Drivers Ultimate Survey July 2020 Please take part in probably the most important Road User’s Survey ever carried out, in this volatile world of polarised opinion, health scares and anti driver media reporting. A survey that you’d thought the RAC or the AA should issue.  Any coverage in the media on motoring and driving issues has fallen almost to zero, except when drivers are designated the demons in the plethora of environmental stories. It seems only the not for profit motoring groups, the ABD and FairFuelUK are willing to putRead Whole Article

The Sun Covers the Congestion Charge Hile

The congestion charge in London will rocket 30% next month and NOW be enforced seven days a week, as the far left wing mayor struggles to pay for his debt-ridden transport system. And still under lock-down, the £11.50 charge will be reintroduced on Monday (18 May), along with the ultra-low emission zone which costs £12.50 for most vehicles and £100 for heavy lorries or coaches. “Sadiq Khan has truly shown his ego driven political colours, yet again. His latest chronic anti-driver policy will kill off  many of London’s struggling small and medium sized businesses, the haulage industry, van distributors and hardworkingRead Whole Article

IS THE decision to reduce net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050 one of extraordinary ambition or extreme foolhardiness? What we know for certain is that it isn’t an example of ‘evidence-based policymaking’. The Government and Parliament have given little thought to how it might be achieved, and how much it might cost. It is beyond belief that Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and indeed most Tory MPs are yet to realise that such costs are not going to go down well with voters. These large sums may sound theoretical, but they would impose a brutal form of green austerity uponRead Whole Article

The RHA is calling for a new national decarbonisation of freight “Road Map” to be developed by the UK Government. We believe such a road map is essential to support the decisions of businesses, authorities and people to get the best decarbonisation outcomes, while ensuring the economy and jobs are supported. The road map needs to create a level of certainty for freight sectors to make the required investments in low carbon/no carbon solutions. This is vital for a sector where decarbonisation, especially for large road vehicles, is particularly difficult. We believe that market-driven solutions are best-placed to achieve freightRead Whole Article

The government’s attempt to meet its near-zero carbon target by bringing forward by five years its ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid cars is well‑intentioned. Yet it is doomed to backfire as badly as a Model T Ford. Read the Full Article published in the Daily Mail Feb 5 2020 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-7968085/Eco-edict-new-cars-electric-15-years-doomed-backfire-says-JOHN-NAISH.html

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs an open dialogue about climate change to heal the gap between sceptics and believers since time is running out to cut the emissions that drive global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. “Time is pressing, so we – the older ones, I am 65 years old – must make sure that we take the impatience of young people positively and constructively,” Merkel told the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The first two days of the annual Davos gathering were dominated by the back-and-forth between the 73-year-old former businessman Trump and 17-year-oldRead Whole Article

Martin Hetzel, Medical Director of the Red Cross Hospital, Stuttgart – Germany said: “There is no such thing as a fine particulate disease of the lung or heart, and you don’t come across such a thing as nitrogen dioxide disease of lung or heart in hospital. They don’t exist. Fine particulate matter or NO2 hasn’t caused a single death. These are abstract mathematical models.” “It’s simply not plausible that such small concentrations of NO2 and fine particulate matter would cause the harm and death that are being publicized at the moment.” The Kloster Grafshaft Hospital, a former Benedictine Monastery usedRead Whole Article