Government’s Clean Air Strategy cites Dearman’s groundbreaking work

2018-05-22T14:41:44+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Viewpoints|

Environment Secretary Michael Gove today (22nd May) launched the Government’s major strategy to clean up Britain’s polluted air. The Clean Air Strategy also refers to Dearman’s innovative work to develop zero emission transport refrigeration, particularly our successful trial with supermarket giant Sainsbury’s. That our pioneering work has been cited by [...]

Gove’s interventions are welcome- that’s why he cannot ignore the worst polluters on Britain’s roads

2018-04-24T12:21:11+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Viewpoints|

It is great to see that Michael Gove as Secretary of State for the Environment has vowed to take action “at pace” on banning plastic straws, cotton buds, drink stirrers and other disposable items. Well-placed government intervention can drive positive change for our environment, but this should give us pause [...]

Fleet operators can get ahead of the red diesel shake up that’s coming

2018-03-29T16:27:23+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Viewpoints|

One thing’s for certain: the need to tackle Britain’s air pollution is not an issue that’s going away any time soon. In addition to last year’s plan from ministers to reduce illegal levels of nitrogen oxide emissions, this Spring we are expecting a consultation to be launched on the government’s [...]

2018: A vital year for the UK government and air quality

2018-02-19T15:03:25+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Viewpoints|

Last week, Dearman was invited to attend an Air Quality Showcase event, held at the House of Commons and organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution. The event was well-timed given all the policy currently being developed to reduce harmful levels of emissions across Britain. The showcase was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Some actions make headlines, others have impact

2017-08-02T12:22:08+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Viewpoints|

Why the government should take some simple practical actions to have an instant impact on air pollution The Government has finally announced its plans to clean up the air we breathe. It has unquestionably responded to pressure from campaigners, but hopefully it also recognises the genuine harm that nitrogen dioxide [...]

Diesel scrappage scheme – but what about the subsidised polluters?

2017-06-14T12:19:49+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Professor Toby Peters, Professor in Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, writes a guest blog for Global Action Plan about the subsidised refrigeration vehicles contributing to the air pollution in our cities. I am sure today “National Clean Air Day”, many will be calling for a comprehensive diesel scrappage [...]

A cool route to Germany – Dearman’s business development manager Gabriel Millan-Lazaro discusses his recent successful trip to showcase the Dearman TRU

2017-05-26T10:21:17+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Viewpoints|

The European Commission is pursuing environmentally sustainable solutions in their strategy for heating and cooling, and it is very clearly identifying transport refrigeration as one of the long overlooked sources of pollution. Do you think agreeing to a demonstration of a Dearman powered TRU is proof that fleet operators are [...]

Do a group of UK technology companies hold the key to Prime Minister Modi’s big vision for Indian farmers? – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:20+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Viewpoints|

Prime Minister Modi has set India the target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. But there is a significant challenge which stands in the way, namely the amount of food which is wasted after it has been harvested and before it reaches the plate, or even the shop shelves. Estimates [...]