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Ban on polluting lorries pledged in Tories’ transport greenprint

Delayed decarbonisation plan for achieving net zero emissions for transport by 2050 is published

New diesel and petrol lorries will be banned in Britain by 2040, under a “greenprint” to decarbonise all types of transport by 2050.

The British government’s long-awaited transport decarbonisation plan, finally published on 14 July, will include what is being billed as a “world-leading pledge” to end the sale of all new polluting vehicles and move towards net zero domestic aviation emissions by 2040.

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