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The Go-Ahead Group is pleased to announce that its emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
- Emissions to be cut 75% by 2035 and to net zero by 2045 – five years earlier than UK government target
- Timetable set for withdrawal of diesel buses and for an all-electric rail fleet
- Action plans introduced to reduce waste and to cut use of water and energy
- Go-Ahead views modal shift from cars to walking, cycling and public transport as critical in addressing climate change
- London’s largest electric bus garage in Northumberland Park to begin “bus to grid” feed of energy into UK power network
We were delighted to host Geoff Marshall, the transport-themed author and video producer, in Newcastle recently to make a video about our Voltra electric buses - the first zero-emission buses in the north-east of England - and the team behind them.
- Go-Ahead features on Financial Times’ European Climate Leaders list 2021
- Only two European bus and rail operators qualify for the 300-strong ranking
- The group has cut carbon emissions by 7.5% annually per €1 million of revenue
- Switching one in 25 car journeys to public transport would save the UK two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions
- Public transport and active travel (walking and cycling) are part of the Government’s Green Ten Point Plan
- Earth Day (22 April) encourages individuals to think how they can help to Restore Our Earth
- The Go-Ahead Group achieves “A minus” rating from the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
- Emissions down 22% since 2016 despite international expansion in operations
- Impact of the “beast from the east” storm prompted renewed focus on climate change
- Rating reflects benefits of Britain’s largest fleet of zero-emission electric buses
- Carbon Disclosure Project gives Go-Ahead new, high score in global league table for progress on sustainability and environmental measures
- Carbon emissions across the bus and train operator are down by 22 per cent per vehicle mile over the past two years.
- Go-Ahead also becomes the latest company awarded the London Stock Exchange’s new ‘Green Economy’ Accreditation.
- Go-Ahead on track to cut carbon emission by 25% in 2021
- 2019 saw the business continue to cut carbon emissions for every vehicle mile
- Go-Ahead is continuing to build towards running a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2035
- Next generation electric buses will operate in a zero-emission mode when in Brighton’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, using geofencing technology
- Buses run on battery power and have a fully electric drive train, recharged by Euro 6 diesel generator when outside the Zone
- These extended range buses will run on one of Go-Ahead’s most popular routes in Brighton, served by up to 24 buses every hour
- Brighton & Hove Buses has the highest number of bus journeys per head outside of London at 67.5 million journeys last year
The Go-Ahead Group (LON: GOG) is to expand its landmark “air-filtering” bus programme following a successful 100-day pilot and 9,000 miles covered in Southampton.