Alternative Fuels - Natural Gas Manifesto

A manifesto for achieving breakthrough in the take-up of natural gas-powered heavy goods vehicles

Friday 06 April 2018

A manifesto for achieving breakthrough in the take-up of natural gas-powered heavy goods vehicles.
The Climate Change Act 2008 has tasked the country with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 (based on 1990 levels) and the logistics sector will be expected to make significant contributions to these targets. One of the ways in which FTA are supporting the sector in meeting these targets is promoting and supporting the use of alternative fuels.

Operators of national heavy goods vehicle fleets are considering wider use of natural gas and biomethane powered vehicles to help achieve operational efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions. 

What is FTA campaigning for?

In order to provide the necessary confidence in making these investments, the Government needs to: 
• support the development of national refuelling infrastructure on the main motorway routes 
• secure biomethane supplies for the transport sector 
• recognise Green Gas Certificates for transport carbon reporting 
• allow derogations in vehicle weights and dimensions limits to allow for new tanks and equipment 
• work with vehicle operators to understand better the barriers to wider uptake and work collaboratively to remove them

FTA has provided a natural gas-powered heavy goods vehicles manifesto for achieving breakthrough in the take-up of natural gas-powered heavy goods vehicles.

Find out more

Contact Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy Manager at FTA

Natural gas-powered heavy goods vehicles manifesto

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