Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
- Luke praises Sky News’ announcement to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
- Luke criticizes the government’s unambitious plan to be net zero by 2050
- Luke discusses the new 2035 deadline for stopping the sale of petrol and diesel cars
On Tuesday, Sky News invited Luke to speak about achieving net zero carbon emissions, also known as carbon neutrality. Luke welcomed Sky News’ leadership on this issue as an influential media giant.
In contrast, Luke criticized the government’s plan to become net zero by 2050. This failure to act will have resounding consequences, including greater emissions, economic costs, and losses of biodiversity.
He also called on the government to further lower the deadline for the stoppage on selling diesel and petrol cars. Luke stressed the need for transportation alternatives, comparing this issue to the London congestion charge and Ken Livingstone’s immediate solution of extra buses.