Shifting to electric vehicles will still leave the UK with serious transport problems, a report has said. The IPPR think tank said emissions will fall, but the number of cars on the road will continue to grow. It foresaw a 28% increase in car ownership by 2050, leading to more jams and harm to the economy. But the government said it had plans to make transport greener and it was committed to offering people a range of travel options. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in March that car use must shrink. The IPPR said Mr Shapps’ long-awaited Transport Decarbonisation Strategy should harmonise with this by committing to peak car ownership by 2030. Unless there is a change in policy, car ownership is expected to be driven up by a growing economy and increasing population.
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The Labour-led Welsh government is freezing new road-building projects as part of its plans to tackle the climate emergency, and an external panel will review all proposed schemes.
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Labour has launched a blistering attack on the government’s green public transport agenda, accusing Ministers of “failing millions of passengers” around the country as it revealed that none of the 4,000 zero emission buses the Ministers announced more than a year ago are yet to materalise. Ahead of a visit to an electric bus depot owned by Go-Ahead in Waterloo, shadow minister for green transport Kerry McCarthy said the government was yet to deliver any of the fleet of zero emission buses it announced in February 2020.
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