LONDON — The U.K. is reviewing its membership of the Energy Charter Treaty, a controversial international investment agreement, over fears it could hold back the country’s net zero plans.

Energy Minister Graham Stuart said the government would consider withdrawing from the “outdated” treaty if major reforms are not agreed by November.

France, Germany and several other EU countries have already announced their intention to quit the treaty, which dates from the 1990s and was intended to protect Western energy investments in post-Soviet states.

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