RCEP's new study on transport

Transport and the environment is to be the subject of the next major study by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP). The inquiry is likely to take the RCEP further from its original concern with pollution issues than ever before.

Full terms of reference for the new inquiry are still to be determined. However, it is almost certain to cover possible technical fixes to the pollution problems caused by road vehicles and other forms of transport, such as improved engine designs, add-on abatement devices and alternative fuels. The RCEP will also look at the best mix of policy instruments to tackle transport pollution, including fiscal and other market mechanisms as well as d

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