Friday, 13 July 2007

British PM will push through carbon-cutting policies

Recently appointed British PM Gordon Brown has stated that he'll push through a raft of new transport legislation designed to tackle climate change.

In a speech in the House of Commons yesterday, which highlighted key policy alterations under his government, Brown said that "Britain will be the first country in the world to introduce a legal framework for reducing carbon emissions."

He claimed that the measures - which have been drafted in the Climate Change Bill but are yet to come in to force - would set CO2 reduction targets over five year periods up until 2050.

More specifically, the Prime Minister added that the "Local Transport Bill will support the Government's strategy to tackle congestion and improve public transport."

Many motorists see the move as a strong hint toward road charging.
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