Energy

New fuel taxes, higher charges for parking suggested

Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 17 May 2021

Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 17 May 2021
New fuel taxes and charging people to park their cars at home are among the controversial ideas in the government’s discussion document on reducing the transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.The paper – Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi: Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050 – points out the government is required by law to reach zero net carbon emissions by 2050.By the end of the year, the government will have to release a carbon budget showing its path to reduce emissions and credible...

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