Carbon Zero Insights

If you’re a regular reader of the Freight Carbon Zero Briefing weekly email newsletter, you’ll know these include a regular industry commentary piece, giving our expert insights and observations on a particular topic. Some of our registered users have asked us where they can see all those insights in one place. At Freight Carbon Zero we’re always happy to oblige, so we have created this page especially for you to review all the previous reports. All you have to do is register with us to see them. If you have a topic you think we should be covering in a future commentary, please drop us a line at


The costs of flexibility


In preparation for the Zemo Partnership conference taking place in London next week (15 June, City Hall, London – book your place to attend), we had reason to spend an hour on the phone to Professor David Cebon from the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight last week. He will be ...

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Why 80% just isn’t good enough


“Hydrogen will have a place in the net zero energy mix, just not as a transportation fuel.”

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Keeping the lights on…


“What are you going to do when there’s a power cut?” It’s an innocuous enough question, but one that made Ian Greene splutter on his glass of wine, when his wife raised the question one evening a couple of years ago. Greene is the Head of Fleet at City Enviroment ...


Hard yards ahead for the start-up truck builders


There was so much to see and write about from the ACT Expo the other week, we thought it warranted further comment. We asked industry analyst Oliver Dixon from Guidehouse to give us his perspective on the event.

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Hydrogen hype or realistic option…?


Much news from California last week, where the state has recently brought in legislation outlawing the sale of diesel-powered trucks from 2036, and Anaheim played host to the ACT Expo event, a major gathering of the global carbon zero commercial vehicle clans. The new CARB (California Air Resources Board) regulations ...

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Different continent, same challenges…


“It’s not that we can’t overcome challenges, but we don’t overcome them by pretending they don’t exist,” the words of Andrew Boyle, first Vice Chair of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Co-President of Massachusetts-based Boyle Transportation, as he gave evidence in front of a Senate sub-committee on the future ...