The G7 nation’s talks this week have outlined a plan to “decarbonise the global economy in the course of this century”. Targets have been set for “deep cuts” to greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the “upper end” of the 40 to 70 per cent range.
The G7 leaders must now live up to their promises and “kick their dirty coal habit”.
But what does this mean for transport? The most frequently used form of transport is still the private car and through our own work here at Paul Basham Associates we are also aware that most car use is single occupancy. We think the biggest step going forward for the UK is electric cars; however the current infrastructure needs to be more widespread for drivers to have the confidence in this means of pioneering vehicles. Until vehicle charging points are more common we believe it will be difficult to convince people to use fully electric vehicles.
Another issue is where does this electricity come from? To be fully need green we still need to implement green energy technology such as solar panels, wind farms or harnessing wave energy, again more fuel for thought in the climate change debate.
We would love to know what you think. What way do you think transport will go?