UK will ban new gas-powered cars by 2030

The UK has moved up its deadline for banning the sale of new gasoline and diesel-powered cars by five years, to 2030 - all part of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cast as the country's, quote, ''green revolution.''

Johnson, a member of the Conservative Party, wants to underscore his green credentials and also cut net emissions to zero by 2050.

After Brexit battles, national lockdowns, and domestic political problems, he's hoping this will help reset his government, and its image with the public.

Last year, Britain lbecame the first G7 country to set such a zero-emissions target, which will require major changes in the way Britons travel, use energy, and eat.

Johnson says the plan will mobilize $16 billion of government money, with as much as three times that amount coming from the private sector, and create and support 250,000 highly skilled green jobs in the next decade.

Under the new plan, the sale of hybrid cars and vans would also be banned from 2035.