Date: September 20, 2023 Time: 02:17:25
The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, is considering approving a package that would weaken the United Kingdom’s environmental commitments and that includes delaying the veto on the sale of gasoline and diesel cars for five years, until 2035, according to the BBC channel this Tuesday. . Sunak plans a speech in the coming days in which he is expected to “declare that other palaces have to bear the weight of climate change,” says the public, citing “Multiple anonymous sources” from download Street, official office of the head of government.
In addition to delaying the ban on combustion cars, the prime minister is considering lowering the objectives of the plan to eliminate the installation of gas boilers by 2035, and establishing that only 80% of the devices must be eliminated by then. In addition, he is considering canceling the plan to impose fines on apartment landlords who do not update their properties to meet certain energy efficiency criteria.
A speech scheduled for Thursday
In his speech, which according to the newspaper “The Telegraph” could be delivered on Thursday, Sunak will inform the British that “he will not introduce new taxes to discourage air travel, there will be no government measures to change people’s diets or measures to encourage The use of shared cars.” The BBC adds that there are no indications that the Executive plans to abandon the commitment to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
A spokesperson for Sunak told the media that the Government “remains fully committed to its net zero commitments”, stressing that the UK “has cut its emissions faster than any other G7 country”. “Our perspective will always be pragmatic and will ensure that costs are not passed on to working families,” added that source, who, given the possible measures advanced by the BBC, declined to “comment on speculation.”