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Carbon emissions / Carbon trading, Parking, Scotland

Edinburgh approves CO2 based parking plans

Edinburgh is to become the first local authority in Scotland to introduce an emissions-based parking system for residential parking permits. But the council was this week criticised for claiming that, as well as cutting carbon dioxide emissions, the policy will deliver health benefits for local people.

The City of Edinburgh Council says that only 20% of residential parking permit holders will pay more under the new scheme and that 66% will actually save money. The remaining 14% are expected to...

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