The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has welcomed the Low Carbon Strategy Call for Ideas recently launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).
The ‘call for ideas’ summarises the progress to date in this area and looks at the opportunities and challenges for low carbon fuels in the transport sector.
The consultation will help the Government obtain feedback on the priorities for the development of a long-term low carbon fuels strategy for the transport sector.
The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP Secretary of State for Transport said; “low carbon fuels (LCFs) have been instrumental in reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions for more than a decade” and “greener fuels are critical” to the transition to net zero.
He added: “the continued adoption of low carbon fuels will complement the shift towards public transport, active travel and electric vehicles”.
The Strategy’s ultimate goal is to “set a clear and practical vision for low carbon fuels to help us deliver net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050”.
Gordon Balmer, PRA Executive Director, commented: “The PRA welcomes the Department for Transport’s Low Carbon Strategy Call for Ideas as it recognises the key role played by low carbon fuels in reducing UK’s emissions.
“It is encouraging to see that the Government is committed to investing in low carbon fuels and will be consulting with industry stakeholders to help shape its strategy; the PRA was actively involved in the smooth introduction of E10 petrol and will respond to this consultation and actively liaise with the Department for Transport.
“We will call for a clear roadmap, realistic targets and substantial, well-targeted investments, which will be vital during this transition”.
About the RMI
The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.