Updated: Osborne vows UK emissions cuts will not lead Europe

James Murray
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Chancellor hints he could water down UK’s ambitious carbon targets

George Osborne has vowed the UK will not lead the rest of Europe in its efforts to cut carbon emissions, raising the prospect that the country's carbon targets could be watered down if the EU does not...

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