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Drivers should be forced to pay per mile to save the planet, finds climate watchdog

David Derbyshire
UK Daily Mail [1]
Monday, Oct 12th, 2009

Motorists should be forced to pay to drive on the busiest roads to slash greenhouse gas emissions, the Government’s climate change watchdog says today.

The Climate Change Committee, led by former CBI chief Lord Turner, wants ministers to introduce compulsory road pricing to prevent global warming.

Under the controversial scheme, cars would be fitted with electronic tags and tracked either by satellite or roadside beacon. Charges would rise at times of peak congestion to around £1.50 a mile.

In a report to MPs, the advisers called for a carbon revolution – with thousands of wind turbines, nuclear power stations and 1.7million electric cars – if Britain is to meet its legally binding greenhouse gas targets.

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