Response to Government's announcement to tackle air pollution
Commenting on Government’s announcement to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars in 2040, an Energy UK spokesperson said:
“Energy UK welcomes Government’s announcement today and measures to tackle air pollution.
“As a sector we have led the way in reducing air pollution from power stations in the UK, reducing overall emissions of oxides of nitrogen by approximately 65 per cent between 2000 and 2015, and we remain committed to helping the Government achieve our climate change targets.
“Electric vehicles have huge potential to benefit consumers and we are working across the energy industry and beyond to ensure the creation of a framework that allows electric vehicles to integrate and evolve within a smart, flexible and low carbon energy system. We look forward to working with the Government on policies that boost investment and innovation in electric vehicle technology.”