Tuesday 4 February 2020 / 9:54 AM Climate Change / Rebecca Long Bailey

Action now on climate crisis, not more long term targets – Rebecca Long-Bailey comments on the government climate change announcement

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business and Energy Secretary, responding to the government bringing forward the phasing out of diesel and petrol vehicles by five years, said:

“To cut air pollution, tackle the climate crisis and lead the world in electric vehicle manufacturing, we need strong action from government now, not more long term targets.

“The government must immediately invest to rapidly expand the UK’s charging network, so it can support the majority of vehicles by 2030. We need a scrappage scheme for polluting cars, and we need measures to enable business and government fleets to go 100% electric by 2025.”