When UK reaches net zero in 2050, a quarter of its energy supply will come from oil & natgas: Sunak

Reporting and opinion by Mathew Carr

Nov. 6, 2023 — Britain gives an estimate for how much fossil fuels it will be burning after reaching net zero, which is important because it shows ambitious climate action is more achievable than many people think.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s estimate is higher than I would have thought and must assume that carbon removals are firing globally by 2050.

I would love to see the assumptions made in this thread on X, which seems to be ignoring the fact that Britain has already used up more than its fair share of the global carbon budget; it must be assuming that heat-trapping emissions are abated from much or all of the new oil and gas:

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