- 21 April 2020
The UK government’s climate change adviser is urging ministers to reconsider plans for road-building and switch the investment into broadband.
The government plans £28bn worth of new roads to relieve congestion.
But the head of the Climate Change Committee, says it could be cheaper, better for the economy, and climate-friendly to expand fibre optics.
That’s because the government’s plans for road-building assume 1% growth a year in demand for travel.
But Chris Stark says Covid-19 has taught many people they can work from home thanks to the miracle of video conferencing.