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That this House welcomes the Chancellor of the Exchequer's review of red diesel usage announced in the Spring Budget 2017 statement; expresses concern at the amount of air pollution caused by diesel-powered transport refrigeration units; notes that those units can emit up to six times as much nitrogen oxide and almost 30 times as much particulate matter as a Euro 6 truck engine; further notes that those units are often run on red diesel, which is subsidised by HM Treasury; believes that subsidising red diesel inhibits the Government's plans to support the development and take-up of cleaner technologies; notes that if the UK's 84,000 transport refrigeration units became zero emission it would equate to taking 4 million Euro 6 diesel cars off the UK's roads; and therefore urges the Government to act and end red diesel subsidies for transport refrigeration units.
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leave out from `statement;' to end and add `notes that there are many direct and indirect causes of pollution, including from particulates arising from degradation of the road surface; recognises that diesel is often the most efficient fuel to use in many circumstances, including in refrigeration units; further notes that simply increasing duty on red diesel will just mean that costs will rise and be ultimately passed on to consumers; calls on the Government as part of its review to use positive incentives, to move away from red diesel where it is shown not to be the most appropriate fuel; further calls on the Government to introduce a system of energy and emissions ratings for refrigeration units; and notes that Euro VI diesel powered HGVs emit fewer pollutants than modern diesel cars.'.
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