Boris Johnson to hail offshore wind as he unveils plans for green revolution
Boris Johnson has hailed offshore wind as he unveiled the UK Government’s £12 billion Green Industrial Revolution.
The Prime Minister will tomorrow outline his ten point plan for a new blueprint to support 250,000 jobs.
Mr Johnson will pledge to “build back greener” and invest across the UK’s industrial heartlands.
These include Scotland, Wales, the North East, Yorkshire and the West Midlands.
He will say: “Although this year has taken a very different path to the one we expected, I haven’t lost sight of our ambitious plans to level up across the country.
"My ten point plan will create, support and protect hundreds of thousands of green jobs, whilst making strides towards net zero by 2050.
“Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the electric vehicles made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed in Wales, so we can look ahead to a more prosperous, greener future.”
The push forms part of the UK’s pledge to go carbon neutral by 2050, and comes ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next year.
The plans include producing enough offshore wind to power every home, quadrupling how much Britain produces to 40GW by 2030, which would support up to 60,000 jobs.
It also aims to generate 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030, and develop the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade.
The UK Government also wants to advance nuclear as a clean energy source to help support 10,000 jobs.
Then there are wider plans for electric vehicles, public transport and well as an expansion of cycle and walk routes.
Mr Johnson will also discuss making homes more energy efficient, creating 50,000 jobs by 2030 and installing 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028.
Nature will also be addressed, with promised protections and the planting of 30,000 hectares of trees every year.
The outlined plan follows announcements including the £1 billion energy innovation fund, £5bn for alternative greener ways of travel, and £5.2bn for new flood and coastal defences.
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