Call for Portugal to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030

Portugal should ban diesel- and petrol-engined cars by 2030, a move which, given the country’s large renewable capacity and virtually-untapped solar generating potential, would effectively decarbonise its transport sector, according to the Portuguese NGO Zero

Portugal should ban diesel- and petrol-engined cars by 2030, a move which, given the country’s large renewable capacity and virtually-untapped solar generating potential, would effectively decarbonise its transport sector, according to the Portuguese NGO Zero.

The organisation yesterday called on the Portuguese government and political parties to follow the lead of parliaments in the Netherlands, Norway and Germany and tackle emissions in a sector which accounts for a quarter of Portugal’s greenhouse gas production.

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