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The flaw in Rishi Sunak’s plan to water down net zero

How can the PM keep his 2050 target if he weakens his green commitments?

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Rishi Sunak will reportedly make a speech later this week watering down some of the targets the government has set itself on achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, although that target itself will not be touched).

The proposed ban on new petrol and diesel cars will be put back by five years to 2035, which would bring Britain in line with the EU.

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