House of Commons
AUTUMN BUDGET AND ZERO EMISSION REFRIGERATION
EDM #1695
Tabled 15 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the Chancellor of the Exchequer is due to set out his Budget on 29 October 2018; further notes the steps Ministers are taking to tackle Britain’s air pollution, including investing in a range of clean technology solutions; notes the call for evidence run this year by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs into red diesel use in urban areas; believes that transport refrigeration units used by fleet operators is one area where access to cheaper red diesel disincentivises uptake of alternative clean technologies; further believes that if the up to 34,000 transport refrigeration units in the UK using red diesel switched to zero emission alternatives, it would equate to removing the nitrogen oxide emissions of 1.8 million Euro 6 diesel cars; notes that HM Treasury's red diesel subsidies for transport refrigeration are worth an estimated £100 million; and therefore encourages the Chancellor to use the Autumn Budget 2018 to end red diesel access for transport refrigeration.

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