Government Targets On-Vehicle Fridge Equipment in Clean Air Strategy

16/01/2019

Government have signalled its continued focus on tackling emissions from on vehicle equipment like temperature regulation units in the final version of the Clean Air Strategy published this week (read it here)

The Strategy is the latest signal of plans to act in this area – last year government consulted on whether to remove opportunity to use red diesel for all non-agricultural or domestic uses. FSDF set out our concerns clearly in writing and in face to face meetings with Government.

We welcome the fact that the strategy recognises the business impact of  simply removing businesses ability to use red diesel, where alternative technologies are not yet realistically available.

The documents sets an expectation that concrete policy proposals will be brought forward in Spring 2019. FSDF continues to work to find collective solutions.