Campaigners call for govt to 'get to grips' with green transport

Published on Friday, 11 March 2011 09:26
Posted by Scott Buckler

Campaigners have called on the government to "get to grips with greening transport" as oil prices rise and climate change becomes a bigger issue

 

Among these campaigners is Mike Childs, head of climate change at Friends of the Earth, who told the Guardian of the importance of transitioning to a low carbon transport policy now.

Motorists can expect fuel prices to increase in chancellor George Osborne's Budget when it is announced on March 23rd.

The news provider stated that energy secretary Chris Huhne has claimed that weaning the UK away from oil will require reducing the need for petrol.

It reported: "This can be done with a mixture of policies including tax rebates and cash incentives for electric cars, more car pooling services and improvements to public transport."

However, Mr Childs suggested that such policies are not enough and highlighted his concern of a 2012 review into the Plug-in Car Grant, which could mean that only the first year of funding is guaranteed.

Source: EST

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