Labour comments on the Government’s transport decarbonisation announcement
Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Green Transport, commenting on the Government’s transport decarbonisation announcement, said:
“This plan has been a long time coming, but it was barely worth the wait. Instead of putting its foot on the accelerator, the Government is still stalling when it comes to the tough decisions needed to tackle transport emissions.
“Plans to decarbonise rail and aviation are long overdue – so why is the Government allowing rail fares to rise and why is it failing to prioritise a sectoral deal for aviation conditional on climate action? Why, despite its promises on electric vehicles, has the Government cut plug-in grants and what is it going to do to provide the nationwide network of public charging points that we need?
“At a time when we should be showing global leadership and pressing ahead with this agenda, it’s clear ministers still have a long way to go.”