A new approach to climate change

Yesterday the Prime Minister set out our new, pragmatic, proportionate and realistic approach to meeting Net Zero that eases the burden on working people. 

  • The UK is a world leader on climate change. We have over-delivered on our targets, with the fastest reduction in emissions in the G7, down almost 50 per cent since 1990. 
  • That is why the Prime Minister set out our new pragmatic approach, easing the transition to electric vehicles and heat pumps, so people will not have to make changes until 2035, while increasing grants for heat pumps by 50 per cent. We are also scrapping onerous energy efficiency requirements and no rules on carpooling, seven different bins, more expensive meat and no new taxes on flying.  
  • We are putting long-term interests before short-term political needs and our new approach to net zero will change the direction of our country and build a better future for our children.






Comments

Jim said…
The ban on new petrol cars in 2030 was never a good idea. I have driven EVs now for about 5 years, and we are now an all EV household, we have 2. They are a fantastic option FOR ME. See, I am geared up to use EV and they work really well. However as always with life there is no "one size fits all" option. I have a lot of solar and more importantly have a driveway and my own home charger, its this that makes it viable. If i lived in a flat or a terraced house, without private offstreet parking to which i could install my own charger then I certainly would not have bought either of them. Public charging is OK when im out and about, its not too bad if im away for a fortnight in Cornwall too, but full time it would get old very quickly, not to mention very expensive.
Chris Whiteside said…
It's a matter of getting the balance right. As your very good point implies, I think we have to get much more charging infrastructure in place for Electric vehicles before we can start phasing out petrol and diesel cars.

2030 was always going to be very challenging for the ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles.

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