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Public Service Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken to promote the use of low emission hybrid engines in public transport vehicles; and if she will make a statement. (154808)

The Government policies to support low carbon transport technologies are set out in the Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy (LCTIS) published in May 2007.

The Government currently provide funding for low carbon technology research and development through the grant programme managed by the Energy Saving Trust. As announced in LCTIS, this funding will in the future be managed by the Technology Strategy Board through their Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation Platform providing up to £30 million per annum. The programme is technology neutral and will be open to developments of hybrid technology in public transport vehicles.