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UK vows to avoid Europe’s ‘clumsy’ green policies as protests rage

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🗞️ Driving the news: Britain's Energy Secretary, Claire Coutinho, has stated the UK will not implement "clumsy" climate policies that have sparked social unrest in Europe, emphasizing the need for public support in achieving net zero goals

🔭 The context: Recent months have seen protests in various European cities against strict EU green regulations
Coutinho contrasts this with the UK's approach, which aims for significant carbon emissions reductions while maintaining public consensus

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The UK's stance on climate policy underlines the challenge of balancing ambitious environmental targets with societal acceptance and economic implications

⏭️ What's next: The UK government, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, seeks a "pragmatic" approach to net zero, potentially revising policies like the Clean Heat Market Mechanism to avoid imposing significant costs on consumers

💬 One quote: "We do have to be careful in this area, and we need to make sure that we’re helping people to get there," (Claire Coutinho)

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