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The Prime Minister today sets out his ambitious ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution which will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs.
Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the Prime Minister’s blueprint will allow the UK to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050. This is particularly crucial in the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next year.
The plan – which is part of the PM’s mission to level up across the country – will mobilise £12 billion of government investment. This will create and support up to 250,000 highly-skilled green jobs in the UK, and encourage over three times as much private sector investment by 2030.
At the centre of his blueprint are the UK’s industrial heartlands, including in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, Scotland, and Wales, which will drive forward the green industrial revolution and build green jobs and industries of the future.
Talking about the plan in a statement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “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.”
Good news for electric vehicles
Following extensive consultation with car manufacturers and sellers, the Prime Minister has confirmed that the UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, ten years earlier than planned. However, hybrid cars that can drive a significant distance without emitting carbon will remain until 2035. The UK car industry already manufactures a significant proportion of the electric vehicles in Europe, including the Nissan Leaf.
This will help protect and create thousands of new jobs, particularly in the Midlands, North East, and North Wales. The government will also launch a consultation on the phase-out of new diesel HGVs to put the UK in the vanguard of zero-emission freight.
These new commitments, backed by government funding, send a clear signal to industries across the British economy to invest in the UK, which is why today the Prime Minister will host a virtual roundtable with green investors to set out his ambitious plan and incentivise further private sector investment.
This marks the beginning of the UK’s path to net zero, with further plans to reduce emissions while creating jobs.
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