U.K. Parliament Rejects Proposal to Require 2030 Carbon Target

The U.K. parliament rejected a proposal that would have required the government to set a target for reducing carbon emissions by April 1, a victory for Prime Minister David Cameron over rebel lawmakers.

Members of Parliament in the House of Commons voted 267-290 to reject an amendment to the Energy Bill that would have required a goal for removing most carbon emissions from power generation by 2030. The government had proposed to postpone that decision until 2016.

The legislation is scheduled to clear the House of Commons this evening. It must be passed by the House of Lords before it can become law.

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