UK Government Moves to Scrap Green Agenda as Climate Goals Send Energy Costs Soaring

The U.K. government is moving to pivot away from its embrace of the green agenda goals for renewable energy, according to reports.

The Telegraph is reporting that British lawmakers are abandoning climate goals as the agenda has seen prices continue to soar for consumers.

During last winter, energy prices climbed so high that many feared they wouldn’t be able to afford to survive the colder months.

The globalist push to eliminate gas-powered vehicles in favor of expensive electric vehicles (EV) has also promoted pushback.

Many argue that the high cost of EVs keeps them out of reach for many working families who rely on gas-powered cars to get to work, transport children to school, etc.

Others argue that the infrastructure to charge EVs will never be able to support electric-only vehicles and the high demand for charging will drive electricity prices even higher.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is now suggesting that the country’s aim to ban new gas-powered vehicles by the end of the decade may not come to fruition.

Last week, Sunak said that green energy initiatives must be “proportionate and pragmatic” so as to not unduly impact the lives of citizens, according to The Telegraph.

Sunak refused to confirm his government’s commitment to the “Net Zero” policy when asked directly.

“We’re going to make progress towards net zero, but we’re going to do that in a proportionate and pragmatic way that doesn’t unnecessarily give people more hassle and more costs in their lives,” Sunak said, according to Financial Times.

According to the Office for National Statistics, almost 50 percent of British adults are using less fuel around their homes because of increased energy prices.

Sunak’s remarks followed news that Sunak’s Conservative Party has urged him to roll back other green policies, according to The Telegraph.

Among those policies likely to be scrapped is the plan to phase out new gas boilers by 2035.

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Energy prices in the U.K. have spiked considerably in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The May 2023 price of energy goods has risen by more than 8% from May 2022, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

Overall, consumer prices are currently running nearly 8% higher than they were last year, according to the BBC.

“Of course net zero is important to me,” Sunak said when pressed for details, according to The Telegraph.

“So yes, we’re going to keep making progress towards our net zero ambitions and we’re also going to strengthen our energy security.”

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, also a member of the Conservative Party, initially announced the gas-powered car phase-out in November 2020, according to The Telegraph.

The remarks from Sunak followed a relative over-performance by the Conservatives in smaller elections last month.

READ MORE: Sweden Dumps Climate Agenda, Scraps Green Energy Targets

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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