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MPs call for motorway limit cut to help Net Zero

The Government is being urged to consider cutting motorway speed limits to 64mph to reduce transport emissions and dependence on oil imports.

The Telegraph reports that this idea is among many that the Commons environmental audit select committee has come up with to reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels.

It says MPs on the committee criticised a lack of plans by ministers to reduce pollution from transport, which accounts for 23% of Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The committee also wants the Government to consult on measures, such as those listed in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 10-point plan to cut oil use, which include car-free Sundays in cities, working from home three days a week and alternating car access to roads depending on licence plate numbers.

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