Relaunch for FTA’s emission reduction scheme

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The Freight Transport Association has relaunched its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme at the CV Show under a new name: the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS).

The new scheme continues the previous commitment of a five per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 on 2015 levels, and will shortly establish a further target for 2025.

The relaunched scheme now incorporates air quality performance as well as carbon, reflecting the priority that industry, government and the public give this issue.

The FTA reckons that at the end of 2016, 40 per cent of members’ HGVs were already Euro VI, compared to 28 per cent across the whole industry.

” The changes to air quality policy from Government will continue to challenge us, but I am confident that our members will continue to outperform industry as a whole and lead the way into a cleaner, greener future,” said environment policy manager Rebecca Kite.

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