I write with reference to the editorial references on the amount of emissions pouring forth from the private car. You should note that although road transport accounts for 18% of the total greenhouse emissions in the UK, private cars and company cars together account for only a fifth of this amount, or 3.6%. The remainder is due to goods and other vehicles that are not motor cars.
It seems illogical to me for the government to put so much emphasis on reducing car emissions when they account for only 3.6% of the total. We hear very little about the 60% that is produced by appliances keeping us warm in our homes and at work.
No doubt our politicians can explain why this is; I cannot believe that they are that ignorant.
Dr CB Mynott