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FTA calls for more operators to join Low Carbon Reduction Scheme

  • 22 February 2012
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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged operators to join its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) to strengthen its efforts to avoid government action over commercial vehicle emissions.

Evidence from the scheme, which published its second annual report this month, will be submitted to the DfT’s Freight Review later this year. The FTA hopes the evidence will convince the review – looking at the efforts the sector is making to cut emissions – that there is no need to regulate to shrink its carbon footprint.

Rachael Dillon, FTA climate change policy manager, says: “The DfT has not taken any action yet over the contribution of freight to greenhouse gas emissions and that is partly down to the LCRS. There is no sector-based target at the moment, and hopefully the government can leave us to make these reductions.”

Over the past year, the LCRS has grown from 45 to 59 members and now covers 56,713 HGVs and vans (39,063 in 2010).  The report reveals that participants achieved a collective reduction in carbon emissions of 2.6% between 2009 and 2010, and are on course to meet the target of an 8% reduction in emissions by 2015 (compared with 2010).


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