Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, comments on the launch of the Government’s Road to Zero strategy.
"We have been waiting for months for Ministers to resolve their differences and agree the detail of this Road to Zero strategy. We are currently off-track on meeting our legally-binding carbon reduction targets. Progress has stalled in reducing our carbon emissions. The Government needs to take urgent action and deliver on the aspirations in this strategy. Following what we heard from the Minister in our current inquiry into electric vehicles, we will be studying the small print carefully to check that zero means zero and the Government can get back on track towards meeting our climate change targets on emissions.”
The BEIS Committee is currently carrying out an inquiry into the Government’s approach to supporting the development of the market and infrastructure for electric vehicles.