RESPONDING to the news today (Friday) that the Scottish Government is ‘unlikely’ to publish the long-awaited Low Carbon Vehicle Action Plan  before the dissolution of Parliament in March, Dr Sam Gardner, Climate Change policy officer at WWF Scotland, said:
“It’s very disappointing to hear that the Scottish Government’s long=awaited low carbon vehicle action plan is highly unlikely to see the light of day before the election.
“Despite some promising support for electric cars, the failure to follow through with a plan leaves this effort without any long-term ambition. Our research shows we need to replace at least 300,000 petrol cars with electric ones by 2020 to meet our climate change targets.
“This won’t be achieved without an action plan.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The Parliamentary Question and Answer is below:
Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish an action plan for low-carbon vehicles as referred to on page one of its 2009 Consultation on Low Carbon Vehicles.
Mr Keith Brown MSP:
The Consultation on Low Carbon Vehicles stated on page one that “…we are conscious there remains a significant amount of work in front of us before the completion of a strategy and supporting targets.”
Work is currently ongoing to review the analysis of responses to this consultation, and this will result in the formation of strategy on low carbon vehicles in 2011.
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