The government has no plan for decarbonising transport – At War With The Motorist
Joe Dunkley July 14, 2021
There is much excitement in the transport sector, as the government has finally announced that they have published the long-awaited Transport Decarbonisation Plan. Social media is full of ministers with fancy videos claiming that they are doing something significant.
So I rushed to the DfT section of gov.uk and read what they have published. And I’m afraid it will be a massive disappointment.
There is no plan to decarbonise transport.
The government has not published any new actions that it will be taking to decarbonise transport. There is no plan for modal shift, there is no plan for decarbonisation of individual polluting modes and sectors. The government have made no commitments and have no policies.
For all their talk, Grant Shapps and his ministers are doing nothing at all to decarbonise transport in the UK. It’s business as usual on the Department for Transport website.