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Regular news: Issue 465 29 Mar 2007

Tax rises for high emission cars as Brown backs low carbon transport

Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown has used the Budget to announce a major review of how technology can be used to reduce the carbon emissions from transport over the next 25 years.

Brown's budget report says the review will, "examine the vehicle and fuel technologies which over the next 25 years could help to 'decarbonise' road transport, particularly cars". The Chancellor has asked professor Julia King, vice-chancellor of Aston University and former director of advanced...

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