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Driving in an MPG Marathon

Driving in an MPG MarathonDriving greenly - it’s big news. The methods of thrifty driving are fairly well understood: dainty foot on the throttle, think ahead and avoid the brake pedal, get into top gear asap and so on; you can do it pretty easily for a few miles. But what’s it like to drive super-economically for hundreds of miles?

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Motorsport shows leadership in going green

Motorsport shows leadership in going green

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has unveiled a series of initiatives to help reduce its environmental footprint. Measures include switching to biofuel (30% ethanol mix), waste reduction measures, carbon-offsetting unavoidable emissions and promoting environmental awareness to a global audience spanning 150 countries.

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Cenex Low Carbon Technology Vehicle Exhibition, Leeds

Cenex Low Carbon Technology Vehicle Exhibition, LeedsOn the day when a month of rainfall fell in one day in some parts of the UK, resulting in devastating flooding, an event was taking place in Leeds with the aim of encouraging reductions in CO2 from vehicles.

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Confirmation of 100% Tax Break For Green Biofuel 52p/litre including tax from 1st July 2007

Confirmation of 100% Tax Break For Green Biofuel 52p/litre including tax from 1st July 2007Following a recent HMRC review it has been formally announced that users of less than 2500 litres a year of Pure Plant Oil (PPO) fuel will now no longer need to register with Customs and Excise and pay road fuel duty as of the 30th of June.

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Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Conference

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership ConferenceOne of the main events in the low carbon vehicle calendar, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Conference, took place on 28 June 2007 in London. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is an action and advisory group, established in 2003 to take a lead in accelerating the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK and to help ensure that UK business can benefit from that shift.

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We need more green cars, quickly and Prodrive’s David Richards says motorsport can help

We need more green cars, quickly and Prodrive’s David Richards says motorsport can helpThe Eco-Friendly Vehicle Exhibition 2007, hosted by Prodrive, was an event to showcase hybrids and other green vehicles. The overall message from keynote speaker Brendan Connor, Chairman of CENEX, was that we need more green cars coming to market sooner.

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Brighton-to-London Eco Car Rally

Brighton-to-London Eco Car RallyThe UK’s first ever eco-car rally took place on World Environment Day, Tuesday 5 June 2007. Organised by Revolve, a collection of low emission cars started the day in Brighton and finished up in Trafalgar Square in the afternoon.

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The Energy Saving Trust’s Basic Guide to Biofuels

The Energy Saving Trust’s Basic Guide to Biofuels

As Biofuels are becoming increasingly important, with the Government is introducing legislation requiring all fuels to contain a proportion of biofuel by 2008, The Energy Saving Trust has issued a basic guide to help understand the issues surrounding biofuels.

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BMW showcases its new energy-efficient models

BMW showcases its new energy-efficient models

BMW has launched the revised 1 Series and the revised 5 Series, both of which have energy efficiency innovations in both the petrol and diesel models. Also on show at BMW’s Multi-Model launch event was the Hydrogen 7 – but it wasn’t quite available to drive – yet.

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Eden connects cars & plants and proves it’s becoming easier to be green

Eden connects cars & plants and proves it’s becoming easier to be green

The Eden Project’s Sexy Green Car Show opened on 29th March 2007 and runs until 15th April, and in keeping with Eden’s brand, there’s a strong car-plant theme in evidence.

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