Wednesday 20 September 2023

UK Prime Minister preps for U-turn on green pledges

UK Prime Minister preps for U-turn on green pledges

Reports suggest that UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is gearing up for a significant shift in his government's environmental commitments, potentially marking a U-turn on key green pledges.

While the exact details remain undisclosed, sources close to Downing Street indicate that the Prime Minister is considering changes to several prominent environmental policies.

These changes could involve delaying the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, which is currently set for implementation in 2030.

This date has been a longstanding government commitment since 2020.

Another potential revision is a less aggressive approach to the phase-out of gas boilers, extending the timeline beyond the initial target of 2035.

While the specifics of the Prime Minister's upcoming speech are still under discussion, confidential documents seen by the BBC suggest that it could encompass a range of policy changes.

Energy Live News has contacted Number 10 and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for comment.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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