All electricity in the UK must be produced from clean sources by 2035, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
The goal means a rapid switch from remaining coal and gas-fired power stations to wind, solar and nuclear power within 15 years, using only fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage technology to avoid greenhouse gas emissions. is done.
Environmentalist group Greenpeace UK welcomed the new target, but said the transition from climate change fuels would be made “slower and more expensive” as the government insists on continuing to make nuclear part of Britain’s future energy mix.
The move comes after the government set a target of eliminating the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 as part of a campaign for net-zero emissions by 2050.
The prime minister is expected to encourage other countries to hit net-zero targets at the crucial COP26 climate summit, which he will chair next month in Glasgow, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels .
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