A dramatic change in Britain’s energy policy may be coming. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is hinting that London may be backing off its ban on the sale of new gas and diesel cars beginning in 2030.
“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 – that’s not what I’m interested in and prepared to do.” Needless to say, pragmatism is the opposite of climate hysteria.
More good news from the other side of the pond. U.K. voters handed the Labor Party a surprise defeat in the special London election to replace former PM Boris Johnson in Parliament because of fierce opposition to the Labor Party’s green car tax imposed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.