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Ideology is at the heart of the government according to Oxford scholar

Sir David King, the head of Oxford University’s Smith School and former chief scientific adviser, has said that ideology is actually the main heart of what drives government and not common sense or courage anymore.

Given this fact and the fact that King tends to be a fan of bold statements, it is surprising that anything would actually render him speechless, but ask him why

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Latest research aims to overcome the challenges of fuel and hydrogen technologies

A massive international effort is being made to overcome the challenges faced by fuel cells and hydrogen technologies. This effort, both private and public, will require applied research and development. This is according to the Department of Energy white paper, ‘Meeting the Energy Challenge’, published in 2007.

Now this sort of research is being proposed by the UKH2Mobility Project. It is composed of thirteen representatives

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Different cycling cultures exist throughout the UK

Different cycling cultures exist throughout the UK

A recent study, which has been paid for by the Economic and Social Research Council, has shown that there are many different cycling cultures in different cities across the United Kingdom.

In some cities it is the case that cycling is still a method of just getting around, while in others an urban subculture has formed which

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Tram train trials approved for South Yorkshire

The government has confirmed that tram-trains which can run on both railway lines and street tracks are going to be given a trial in South Yorkshire in a scheme valued at almost £60million. Norman Baker, the transport minister, has told Parliament of his final approval given for the trial project. The scheme will see tram-trains running through Rotherham, Meadowhall and Sheffield.

The service is due

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Continental style tram trains will begin operating in 2015

Britain’s first continental style “tram train” network has been approved by the Government with the service beginning in 2015. The £58 million scheme in South Yorkshire, will see a specially modified tram running on a five-mile stretch of lightly used rail track before linking up with Sheffield’s existing tram network.

Already popular on the continent, South Yorkshire’s project It is likely to be the first

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Buses in Putney to be fitted with Formula 1 flywheels

Developed for Formula One cars a green flywheel is to be retro-fitted to six Putney buses. The flywheel will produce electro mechanical energy for driving the bus, reducing CO2 emissions. The flywheels were developed by WHP (William Hybrid Power) originally for Formula One cars, later abandoned due to the FIA’s regulation changes. The technology is now being made available to reduce emissions and save fuel

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Monday the 18th June is International Ride to Work Day

Monday the 18th June is International Ride to Work Day

It is estimated that there are around 4 million people riding motorcycles in the UK, and for a lot of people they make a great deal of financial sense.

On 18 June, Ride to Work Day is taking place which is where people around the world decide to ride a scooter or motorbike to

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Transport Minister to make Oxford the lead city for promoting electric vehicles

Transport Minister Norman Baker has revealed that he plans to make Oxford the lead city for promoting electric cars. There will be more charge points in the city, per head of population, than anywhere else in Europe. One of the world’s leading e-car charge point developers, Chargemaster, has started fitting charge points in and around Oxford already.

They have installed forty of the POLAR charge

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Go Ahead bus company to try out new fuel saving flywheel

One of the UK’s biggest bus companies are to try out a fuel-saving flywheel which was originally developed for use in Formula One racing cars. It couldn’t be used in the cars because of a change in regulations by the sport’s governing body. The bus company, Go Ahead, is to fit the flywheel to six of their buses in a trial starting later this year.

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App developers invited to integrate programmes into cyclingbuddy.com

App developers invited to integrate programmes into cyclingbuddy.com

Application developers are now going to be able to start developing integrated programmes for the social network popular with cyclists, CyclingBuddy.com. This is a strategic decision by the company and since its launch cyclists have logged over 150,000 miles.

They’ve also shared over 1000 cycling routes on the website and this has shown that there is

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