The UK's first 100% electric coach made a stop in Lincoln as part of the #ZeroCarbon UK Tour to COP26 in Glasgow.

The UK's first 100% electric coach – the Carbon Battle Bus – made a stop in Lincoln this morning (Monday 27th September) as part of Planet Mark’s #ZeroCarbon UK Tour to COP26 in Glasgow.

Our Chair Pat Doody and Chief Executive Ruth Carver hopped on board with Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine, Rachael Greenwood, Executive Director of the Midlands Engine, and Darren Cunningham, a LEP board director and Lead Executive UK and General Manager of the Humber Refinery, Phillips 66.

City of Lincoln Council and the University of Lincoln hosted an event on campus to discuss the concept of net zero carbon as part of the #ZeroCarbon UK Tour.

Those taking part heard about net zero carbon projects in Greater Lincolnshire and shared carbon stories and impactful projects being undertaken in our area to reduce carbon emissions.

Speakers included:

  • Prof Libby Johns, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln
  • Cllr Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council
  • Dr Vicky Dunn, Energy Manager at North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Prof Simon Pearson, Director of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology
  • Jake Norman, Sales Director for OAL Group
  • Dr Wayne Martindale, Associate Professor at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing
  • Darren Cunningham, General Manager of Phillips 66
  • Duncan Botting, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Energy Council

The Carbon Battle Bus tour began virtually in May before hitting the road for live events in June, culminating at COP26 in Glasgow in November.

The tour aims to share the net zero carbon message to communities across the UK in support of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, the world’s largest alliance of actors committed to halving global emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

Pictured (left to right) are Darren Cunningham, Pat Doody, Sir John Peace, Rachael Greenwood and Ruth Carver.