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Police will have to buy carbon credits for new cruisers. Police will have to cycle 2000 new Škoda cruisers out of their fleet by 2025 or fork up the cash for carbon credits under the Government’s new carbon neutrality policy, Marc Daalder reports.
Just a week before the Government committed to a carbon neutral public sector by 2025, the New Zealand Police announced they would be contracting with Škoda for future fossil fuel replacements for their 2000 frontline cruisers.
Now, Climate Change Minister James Shaw says the police will have to cycle those cruisers out of the fleet and replace them with electrics by the 2025 deadline or find a way to purchase carbon credit offsets out of existing, baseline funding.