Government ‘funding fossil fuel-burning plants abroad’

Government ‘funding fossil fuel-burning plants abroad’

Environment committee says UK is sabotaging its green credentials with overseas aid

The government has been taken to task by its own MPs for sending billions of pounds overseas to help build power plants that burn fossil fuels while claiming a climate victory on home soil.

The environmental audit committee said the UK is sabotaging its climate credentials by paying out “unacceptably high” fossil fuel subsidies to developing nations, while claiming to lead world in tackling the climate crisis. It called on ministers to stop by 2021 using taxpayer funds to lock poorer nations into a fossil fuel future.

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