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Oxford Zero Emission Zone, a tax on vital commercial vehicles

Plans for a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford, published today (7 January 2020), are effectively a tax on trucks and vans in areas of the city, according to FTA. The business organisation, which speaks on behalf of the logistics sector, is calling for Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council to reconsider their strategy until zero-emission commercial vehicles become a viable alternative for local businesses. Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy

Solarcentury secures funding to build two major solar plants in Spain

£47.6 million financing guaranteed by UK Export Finance, in boost to UK solar exports UK-based solar energy company, Solarcentury, has secured new financing to build two of the largest solar plants in Spain demonstrating the UK’s leadership on climate change. UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, has today (7 January 2019) guaranteed £47.6 million worth of financing for Solarcentury, in a boost to UK solar exports. Together,