Electric Green Futures
31 Oct 2008
This October has seen the UK Government show a real commitment to an enduring policy on cleaner transport.
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This October has seen the UK Government show a real commitment to an enduring policy on cleaner transport. The Prime Minister called for a conference inviting keynote speaker Daniel Sperling — director of the University of California Davis Institute of Transportation Studies to talk. He spoke of how the transformation of automobiles and the entire industry had already begun and outlined a vision of how the next decades would see widespread adoption of plug-in and battery cars and fuel cell electric vehicles. The two-day conference was hosted by the UK’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Sperling complemented the PM saying: “I am delighted that the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has shown such leadership by taking this first critical step forward in the UK. He is to be commended in calling this important international meeting and setting the ball rolling for a low carbon vehicle future for the UK.”
New initiatives to put Britain at the forefront of a green motoring revolution by encouraging a mass market in electric and hybrid cars have been announced today.
With the potential to create up to 10,000 new British jobs and help preserve many thousands more, the electric car push comes as part of wider plans by the Brown Government to make the most of the low carbon economy, with estimates that around a million green jobs could be generated by 2030.
To read more about the governments plans for low emission cars for public sector vehicles read Positive News Online News from the websites front page.
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