Guernsey Deputy says vehicle numbers 'must be reduced'

The number of vehicles in Guernsey must be reduced if carbon emissions are to be cut, said one local politician.

Deputy Carla McNulty Bauer, the chairwoman of the States' Energy Policy Group, said the transport sector was the island's second biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions.

A recent report from the group stated that encouraging people to stop buying vehicles was one of its key challenges.

Deputy McNulty Bauer said both vehicle numbers and movements needed to be cut.

The Energy Policy Group's report will be debated by States members in their January meeting.

The report recommends "wise and efficient" use of energy on the island, as well the possibility of financial measures being used to penalise some motorists.

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