Scottish Government rejects call for congestion charging

Can the road haulage industry play a bigger part in cutting emissions?

The Scottish Government has rejected a call from the Committee on Climate Change to introduce congestion charging to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The committee’s call was made last week in its fourth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emissions reduction targets. In it, the committee noted that emissions from HGVs accounted for 16% of Scotland’s transport emissions, and emissions from vans for a further 10%. It went on to suggest that in order to encourage more sustainable travel habits, the […]