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Fuelling the future: motive power and connectivity


The Committee is examining how Government fuel policy will affect connectivity, capacity and sustainability across all transport modes, including motor vehicles, maritime, rail and aviation, up to 2050.

We are particularly interested in receiving written evidence that addresses:

  1. The effect of Government fuel policy on future road, rail, air and maritime connectivity;
  2. Whether and how the Government is ‘technology neutral’ in its regulation and assessment of alternative fuels, and how its policies on alternative fuels influence investment, research, development and production;
  3. The infrastructure required to develop, produce, store and dispense alternative fuels;
  4. Steps that the Government could take to maximise the utility of the UK’s existing transport stock, while meeting its climate-change commitments; and
  5. The contribution that alternative fuels could make to sustainability, transport decarbonisation and connectivity.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 21 January 2022.

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Past events

Wednesday 16 March 2022
9:30am Public
Fuelling the future: motive power and connectivity - Oral evidence 16 March 2022
  • Trudy Harrison MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Transport)
  • Caroline Low CBE (Director, Energy, Technology and Innovation at Department for Transport)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 2 March 2022
9:30am Public
Fuelling the future: motive power and connectivity - Oral evidence 2 March 2022
  • Rhona Macdonald (Sustainability Advisor at British Ports Association)
  • Anna Ziou (Policy Director (Safety and Environment) at The UK Chamber of Shipping)
  • James McMicking (Vice-President, Strategy at ZeroAvia)
  • Rob Bishton (Group Director for Safety and Airspace Regulation at The UK Civil Aviation Authority)
  • Guy Lachlan (Director at Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance)
  • Greg Archer (Member at Electromobility UK)
  • Maggie Simpson OBE (Director General at Rail Freight Group)
  • Helen Simpson (Innovation and Projects Director at Porterbrook)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 9 February 2022
9:30am Public
Fuelling the future: motive power and connectivity - Oral evidence 9 February 2022
  • Paddy Lowe (Chief Executive Officer and Founder at ZERO PETROLEUM LIMITED)
  • Dr Neville Hargreaves (Vice President for Waste to Fuels at Velocys)
  • Dr Andy Roberts (Director of Downstream Policy at UK Petroleum Industries Association)
  • Louise Kingham
  • Dr Nina Skorupska CBE (Chief Executive at The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology)
  • Ed Birkett (Head of Energy and Environment at Policy Exchange)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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Please note: The Transport Committee examines policy issues relating to the Department for Transport and its associated bodies. It is unable to investigate, or adjudicate on, individual cases.

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