SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2017
Mary Coyle MBE, the Chair of Shared Interest, says: "I am pleased to report in this set of Social Accounts that we have made considerable progress in achieving the goals set out in our 2014 Strategic Review. This year our lending supported over 160 producer groups, helping almost 375,000 individuals in 60 countries, 30% of whom were women."
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A truck with a combustion engine powered entirely from zero carbon hydrogen fuel will take to the roads later this year. Developed by Liverpool based hydrogen fuel pioneer ULEMCo, the converted VOLVO FH16 lorry is designed to provide a demonstration of how hydrogen fuel can be deployed to decarbonise heavy goods vehicles efficiently and cost effectively.
Hurtigruten's new hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen has touched water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel features new hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
Successfully managing the electric grid impact of the rapid growth of electric vehicles, anticipated in the UK, has come a step closer with the announcement of a £9.8 million Government funded Vehicle-to-Grid demonstrator project, led by Nissan and including energy firms and academia - which offers incentives to fleet and private owners.
A project combining Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data with real-time air quality data from EarthSense Systems is set to highlight clean cycle routes in Britain's cities.
National Grid employees have embraced electric vehicles (EVs) following an infrastructure installation, prompting the company to believe that business owners can boost the number of drivers converting to EVs by simply giving staff access to charge points at work, thereby reducing worries about running out of battery power.
Subsea Industries' Ecospeed hull protection system has been selected because of its environmental credentials in tough icy conditions for RRS Sir David Attenborough, the polar research ship under construction at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside, NW England.
Gatwick has become the first UK airport to join the RE100 alliance programme designed to generate a massive increase in the demand for renewable electricity, because of this Gatwick announced that it will be carbon neutral by the spring.
A Liverpool company has been selected to lead a collaborative project that promises to result in significant carbon reduction and ultra-low air quality emissions for thousands of vehicles in China within the next 10 years.
Similar support to the car sector is what the Freight Transport Association is calling on the Government to give transport operators, by providing cash support to achieve a more widespread industry take-up of green fuels and technologies.
There will be more public locations to charge electric cars in the UK than there are petrol stations by the summer of 2020, according to new analysis by Nissan.