UK aims for climate neutrality by 2050

Britain led the industrial revolution and thus should also lead the clean energy transition, says UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Theresa May wants to be remembered for something more than stunted Brexit negotiations. Three weeks after formally resigning as prime minister, she now sets a binding target for the UK to become CO2-neutral by 2025, reports The Guardian.

She thereby raises the bar from the Paris Climate Accord's 80-percent emissions reduction commitment, relative to levels in 2005. The UK is thus the first G7 country to pass legislation to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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