The "greenest government ever" yet again rejects a plan to reduce emissions. Last week as well as watering down plans for zero energy homes, they also rejected an EU plan for sustainable transport.
The European Commission said phasing out "conventionally fuelled" cars from urban areas would cut reliance on oil and help cut carbon emissions by 60% by 2050.
"We are all paying the price for a transport policy that's been heading in the wrong direction for far too long," Richard Dyer Friends of the Earth's transport director, said. "Phasing out cars that run on fossil fuels from cities is a good way to kick-start action but
despite these headline-grabbing proposals the emission reduction targets in the plan lack ambition," he added.
Transport Secretary Baker in response said somrthing boring about square bananas, what a nana. He may not care but due to peak oil by 2050 fuel prices will be so expensive most people will not be able to afford cars. We need a plan for future gernerations, not a nana in charge.
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