Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tom Hart’s transport news, 1 April to 30 June 2017

This commentary is from Tom Hart from Scottish Association for Public Transport, although they’re his own personal views.   MAIN NEW ISSUES Localised air quality and action to cut greenhouse gas reductions (despite opposition from President Trump) receive prominence as well as new policy on the need to cut damaging diesel emissions. Transport had a…

Cut to aviation tax poses threat to Scotland’s climate targets

In advanced of yesterday’s debate in Parliament on the Air Departure Tax Bill, Transform Scotland issued a joint briefing with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland to MSPs outlining our opposition to the proposals to cut Air Passenger Duty. The Scottish Parliament voted through the Air Departure Tax Bill. Whilst the Bill itself is an enabling piece…

New emissions data exposes Government inaction on transport

Transport has today become the largest source of emissions in Scotland, government data has revealed. The data for greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, published by the Scottish Government this morning, shows that transport has overtaken energy production as the biggest contributor to climate change. The data shows that Scotland has met its target for emissions…