Industry leaders meet ministers over red diesel

12th July 2018

Clean air strategy

Aviation, shipping, haulage and construction industry representatives met with government ministers as part of a call for evidence over red diesel.

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick gathered views from industry leaders on whether red diesel for non-road mobile machinery discourages the purchase of cleaner alternatives.

Thérèse Coffey said: “With red diesel accounting for 15% of all diesel consumption in the UK, industry has a key role to play in reducing the harmful emissions. We must all play our part in looking after the environment and cleaning up our air.”

The meeting formed part of the government’s Clean Air Strategy, which is currently out for consultation. Read more on the GOV.UK website.