Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport

Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport

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The Committee's report examines the challenges involved in efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the UK transport sector and makes recommendations to improve future progress, as part of its overall priority for the current Parliament of focusing on climate change issues. Topics discussed include: the Government's strategic priorities; measures to reduce carbon emissions from road transport, trains, water freight and aviation; emissions from developing economies; the future price and availability of oil. This volume contains a range of oral and written evidence taken by the Committee in the course of its inquiry, including contributions from officials from the Department for Transport, Transport for London, the Environment Agency, Transport 2000 and Sustrans, as well as from environmental groups and from representatives from the motoring, aviation, rail, freight transport and shipping industries.We have been running a programme called the Ultra Low Carbon Car Programme for some years for the DfT and looking at whether a family sized Band A can be made. ... a number of high carbon cars, there would be a negative balance and they would have to purchase green credits. ... On the whole most people talk to friends and family and use magazines like What Car? and other buyersa#39; guides andanbsp;...

Title:Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport
Author:Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2006-08-07


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