Welsh Assembly Ministers are considering plans to cut 80% of all transport emissions in Wales, Uk by 2050; an ambitious leap ahead from the current targets to cut greenhouse gases by 3% every year.

The suggestion was based on recommendations made by a Ministerial Advisory Group to Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones.

The recommendations include a nationwide setting up of plug-in points, powered by second generation bio-fuels to feed electric and hybrid cars.

Some of the other proposals include a second rail link to cross the Severn Estuary, extra lanes for buses, cars with more than one person and improvement of Wales’ road networks.

An Assembly spokesman said that no decision had been taken but confirmed that it was being considered.