Science and Technology Select Committee recommends earlier phasing out of petrol and diesel vehicles

27 August 2019

Article: 53/3407

On 22 August 2019, the UK Government’s Science and Technology Select Committee published a report which recommended bringing forward the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK from 2040 to 2035.

The report also recommends government action to support the development and deployment of technologies that can reduce the UK’s emissions.

The recommendations cover the following areas:

  • The clean growth strategy
  • UK greenhouse gas emissions
  • decarbonising power generation
  • decarbonising transport
  • decarbonising heating
  • the UK energy system
  • carbon capture and storage

In addition, the report also highlighted the lack of government policies in place to deliver the net zero carbon target by 2050 and recommends ten steps the government should take to meet this legally binding target.

Source: Science and Technology Select Committee, 22 August 2019