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Hauliers face £100 charge to enter central Leeds under clean air zone proposals

2017-12-07T14:43:19+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Dearman in the News|

Leeds City Council has published its consultation plans for a category B clean air zone (CAZ) in the city centre, which will require HGVs to be Euro-6 to enter its central area or pay a £100 charge. The CAZ will come into force in 2020 and will cover all roads [...]

Budget silent on future access to subsidised diesel

2017-11-22T16:15:01+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Dearman News|

Dearman continue to urge the Chancellor to close a £126 million diesel tax loophole used by highly polluting second engines. The Chancellor’s Budget made no mention of the consultation launched earlier this year on the use of Treasury-subsidised diesel- known as red diesel- in urban areas. The loophole benefits an [...]

Budget should close second engine £126m tax loophole, Dearman CEO urges Chancellor

2017-11-22T10:39:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Dearman in the News|

The Chancellor has been urged to use the Budget to close a £126 million tax loophole allowing double-engine trucks to use red diesel. The loophole benefits an estimated 26,000 cold delivery trucks that have two engines- the main engine propelling the truck, and a second engine keeping the back compartment [...]

Across the Channel: An opportunity in France?

2017-11-21T15:49:46+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Dearman News|

There’s no doubting the air pollution crisis in France. 48,000 people are estimated to die annually as a result of polluted air, and that’s why Dearman visited France last week to see if our zero emission transport refrigeration unit (TRU) could be part of the solution. With the French government [...]

The growing noise for quieter delivery trucks

2017-12-18T10:50:31+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Compared to their diesel counterparts, the positive impact on air pollution of zero-emission transport refrigeration units (TRUs) is evident. This is certainly worth restating in light of the recent report published by prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, which links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution. Another strong benefit of [...]

Emissions trading and refrigerated truck engines under scrutiny

2017-11-14T10:33:25+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Dearman in the News|

Emissions trading benefits big polluters, say Maxime Combes et al. And the UK Treasury continues to subsidise certain highly polluting diesel engines, say Matthew Farrow Executive director, Environmental Industries Commission Tony Lewis Head of policy, Chartered Institute for Environmental Health Rob Wood CEO, GasRec Scott MacMeekin CEO, Dearman While the [...]

Looking East: The opportunity of Chengdu

2017-11-10T09:37:29+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Viewpoints|

The city of Chengdu, in western China, is seeing unprecedented growth. The city’s economy is currently worth £123 billion and PwC estimates that by 2025, it will be one of the world’s 100 richest cities. China has witnessed major growth in its cold storage capacity, which recently soared from just [...]

Diesel tax loophole ‘thwarting’ Government’s clean air strategy

2017-10-30T11:39:13+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Dearman in the News|

Government efforts to improve air quality and phase-out the use of diesel vehicles are being undermined by a tax loophole that allows refrigerated lorries to use "red diesel" and pollute the highways. That is the warning issued by clean-tech start-up Dearman, which offers its own zero-emission transport refrigeration system. Dearman [...]

Government subsidising air pollution while drivers pay up T-charge, say Dearman

2017-10-24T09:07:04+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Dearman News|

As the operation of the toxic air charge gets underway in London, clean air experts at Dearman have warned that poorer drivers will feel they are being penalised while government continues to subsidise cheap diesel. The £10 a day applies to vehicles whose main engines do not meet the Euro [...]

UK government urged to remove stealth diesel tax exemption for commercial second engines

2017-10-19T08:57:51+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Dearman in the News|

Almost two thirds (62%) of UK citizens would support a government move to end a stealth tax exemption for diesel used in smaller second engines of commercial vehicles. This is according to the clean cold technology company Dearman. The survey of 1,000 adults in the UK showed that almost three [...]