The King Review: Decarbonisation of Road Transport by 2050

2nd April 2008 – for immediate release

Professor Julia King, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, is one of the UK's leading experts on reducing carbon dioxide emissions in road transport.

Professor King was commissioned by the Treasury to lead the King Review, to examine the vehicle and fuel technologies which over the next 25 years could help to decarbonise road transport, particularly cars.

Part I of the Review, published on 9th October 2007, carried a positive message that there is significant potential for reducing CO2 emissions from road transport in the short, medium and long term, through the development of more efficient vehicles, cleaner fuels and smarter consumer choices.

Part II, published on 12th March 2008 as part of the Budget, made a series of recommendations aimed at ensuring that Government, industry, the research community and consumers all play their part in reducing CO2 emissions. The report emphasised the need to ensure that new technologies and fuels are developed with sustainability and CO2 as priorities, and also outlined how consumers can play their part, through sensible choices and practical measures to reduce their own carbon emissions.

In an interview with www.ideasforlife.tv- part of the Birmingham Science City initiative -Professor King talks about the King Review, her hopes and ambitions for the decarbonisation of road transport. The film is available at:http://www.ideasforlife.tv/watch/357

The King Review is available to download from http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/budget/budget_08/reviews/bud_bud08_king.cfm


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