Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that “new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030”.
Today, PM Boris Johnson has laid out his “10 Point Plan” to a greener UK and has announced that he intends to invest £4bn into making the UK more sustainable.
His 10 point plan is detailed below.
Aim to produce enough offshore wind to power every home in the UK by quadrupling how much it produces to 40 gigawatts by 2030. Doing this has the potential to create 60,000 new jobs in the UK.
Have five gigawatts of “low carbon” hydrogen production capacity by 2030 – for industry, trainsport, power and homes- and develop the first town heated solely by hydrogen by the end of the decade.
Pushing nuclear power as a clean energy source and including provisions for a large nuclear plant and a series of smaller nuclear plants.
Phasing out the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The PM will invest in grants to help buy electric cars and electric car charging points.
Public Transport, Cycling and Walking:
Making cycling and walking more desirable ways to travel. Investing in zero-emission public transport for the future.
Jet Zero and Greener Maritime:
Supporting research projects for zero-emission boats and planes.
Homes and Public Buildings:
Making homes, schools and hospitals greener, warmer and more energy-efficient, including a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028.
Deploy world-leading technology to capture and store harmful emissions away from the atmosphere, with a target to remove 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 – equivalent to all the emissions of the industrial humber.
Plans to preserve, protecting and repair the natural environment includes plans to plant 30,000 hectares of trees a year.
Innovation and Finance:
Developing cutting-edge technologies and making the City of London the global centre of green finance.