UK Moves Planned Fossil Fuel Vehicle Ban to 2030

September 24, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

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Vehicles running on fossil fuel have had a pretty good run over the past few decades but it’s become very clear that they do more harm than good to the environment. In a bid to reduce and ultimately eliminate carbon emissions, multiple governments have pledged to phase out the sale of conventional vehicles over the next decade or two. Originally, the UK was planning on banning the sale of new fossil fuel-powered vehicles in 2040, but it is now poised to bring forward the ban to 2030 in a move designed to speed the rollout of electric vehicles (“EVs”) in the country.

According to sources in the energy and transport industries, the government had hoped to set out the plans as early as this week but the announcement has been pushed until later this year to allow it to deal with the rising number of coronavirus cases. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make the announcement, which is one of a string of new clean energy policies to aid a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, this autumn. Last week, the minister for Clean Energy Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed that the long-awaited energy white paper&

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