Greens welcome National Grid support for bringing forward petrol and diesel ban

27 March 2018

The Green Party of England and Wales today expressed their support for the announcement by the National Grid’s Director of Electric Vehicles that they would support the government bringing forward its 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales by a decade. [1]

Speaking today, Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley noted that this was a further sign that the Green message was resonating:

“Phasing out petrol and diesel sooner will be better for everyone. Not only will it make the air we breathe cleaner and healthier, but it will make a significant dent in the UK’s carbon emissions. We support the National Grid in this announcement. The government should show some ambition and deliver what is clearly possible.”

ENDS

 

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/27/national-grid-backs-plan-for-earlier-petrol-and-diesel-ban






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