UK celebrates first “green” week to raise awareness on climate change
Working in partnership with business and civil society, the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy celebrated the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week designed to highlight the progress clean growth has offered the UK in the last decade and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.
Autogas Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of automotive LPG, lent its support to the first ever Green GB Week.
Between 1990 and 2016, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40% while growing the economy by more than two-thirds – the best performance in the G7 on a per person basis. The global move to cleaner economic growth – through low carbon technologies and the more efficient use of resource – is one of the current greatest opportunities.
One of the low carbon technologies that have played a key role to boost clean growth is Autogas. This cleaner fuel has improved air quality in UK towns and cities in the last decade due to its environmental credentials: vehicles running on Autogas emit 7% less CO2 than petrol and diesel vehicles, 80% less NOx and 99% less particle matter. At its peak, it is estimated that more than 150,000 vehicles in the UK ran on LPG contributing significantly to a greener Great Britain.
Today, thousands of vehicles continue to run on Autogas and are serviced by an established refuelling network of more than 1,300 sites across the UK, ensuring they have a readily available infrastructure serving their needs.
“While new plug-in and hybrid technologies clearly have a pivotal role to play in our green future, it is important to remember that established fuels such as LPG can provide an immediate solution and help with the longer-term transition,” said Holly Jago, general manager, Autogas Limited, regarding Autogas contribution to tackling climate change.
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24 October 2018