Red diesel consultation opens

16th May 2018

HM Treasury website

A consultation has been launched into the use of red diesel in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM).

The government wants to better understand why red diesel is used, what the barriers are to switching to cleaner technologies, and what alternatives currently exist.

Diesel usage has an impact on air quality, especially in towns and cities where several NRMMs may be located in one place.

Data is welcomed on equipment numbers, use, lifespan and cleaner alternatives (either technologies or practices).

Find out more about the consultation on the Defra website.