Treasury blocking green policies key to UK net zero target

Treasury blocking green policies key to UK net zero target

Experts say chancellor refusing to commit spending needed to shift economy to low-carbon footing

The Treasury is blocking green policies essential to put the UK on track to net zero emissions, imperilling the UK’s own targets and the success of vital UN climate talks, experts have told the Guardian.

A string of policies, from home insulation to new infrastructure spending, have been scrapped, watered down or delayed. Rows about short term costs have dominated over longer term warnings that putting off green spending now will lead to much higher costs in future.

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