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22 May 2018

Commenting on the Government's Clean Air Strategy, Gareth Redmond-King, Head of Climate and Energy at WWF said:  

“Empowering local authorities is an important step towards helping clean up our dirty air, but does not address one of the largest polluters - diesel and petrol vehicles. These are one of the biggest threats to our nature, and we need to move to an electric future by bringing forward the UK Government’s phase-out of the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 to 2030. When it publishes its new EV strategy, the Department of Transport has an opportunity show that the UK can be a global leader on climate. A 2030 commitment would not only cut carbon emissions, but could also secure up to 100,000 jobs in UK electric vehicle production.”