Response to Prime Minister’s Net Zero Speech

Following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s net zero speech earlier today, Chris Cassley, Policy Manager of the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) said: “The announcement by the Prime Minister adds confusion to the construction equipment sector on its efforts to remove diesel from sites and move towards alternative fuels.

“Like all business sectors, the construction plant-hire sector has a key role to play in decarbonisation. CPA members want clarity and consistency in government policy when it comes to long established policies that impact on investment decisions, and the development of new diesel free technologies in construction plant. The Prime Minister’s speech does nothing to help this process and further throws into doubt future investment decisions and efforts to decarbonise the construction plant fleets of the future,” Chris continued.