Electric car subsidies do not serve green goals


28 April 2009

Subsidies for electric cars do not serve green goals, writes Dr Richard Pike, chief executive of the RSC, in a guest column in today's Financial Times.

The FT invited Dr Pike to comment on the news that the government will provide subsidies of up to 5,000 to buyers of electric cars.

In the article Dr Pike asks if spending 150bn subsidising the UK's car fleet is a good way of spending public money to address climate change.

There are more cost-effective means of meeting our commitment to reduce the UK's CO2 emissions, writes Dr Pike.

The full column is available to read online on the Financial Times website.

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