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Regular news: Issue 463 1 Mar 2007

Car sales levy and fuel duty rises 'would help reduce CO2 emissions'

An emissions-based car sales tax and annual increases in fuel duty should form the core of a policy to achieve rapid reductions in CO2 emissions from cars, new research recommends.

In a preliminary discussion paper on his ongoing research, Keith Buchan,  director of consultant MTRU, advocates an "integrated" approach to cutting vehicle CO2 emissions - widely held to be responsible for global warming - by influencing behaviour at the point of purchase and vehicle use.

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