Is Applegreen’s ‘carbon-neutral’ fuel really driving change?

PowerPlus petrol’s ‘green’ credentials depend mainly on the offsetting of emissions through tree-planting

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
27th September, 2020
Is Applegreen’s ‘carbon-neutral’ fuel really driving change?
Our company culture and desire is to be centrally part of providing customers with electric vehicle charging in the future- Chief Operating Officer, Joe Barrett

There was something of a mixed reaction to Applegreen’s announcement last week that customers could now drive “carbon-neutral” by purchasing PowerPlus fuel at Applegreen forecourts around the country.

The confusion stemmed from the fact that the fuels on offer were not some magic zero-carbon petrol or diesel substitutes that had been worked up in a secret Applegreen lab, but run-of-the-mill, fossil-fuel-derived petroleum products, with all the accompanying carbon emissions as standard.

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