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The UK'S Green Industrial Revolution

08/12/2020

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We have already discussed how the Construction Industry is seen as an important industry to drive the green economic recovery and carrying on the discussion of the UK government's visions, this article outlines the Prime Minister's ambitious Ten Point Plan for the Green Industrial Revolution, announced in November 2020. This article will be answering the following questions: What is the UK government's Ten Point Plan? and How will the Ten Point Plan be achieved? Keep reading and find out more about the UK government's plans and how it can help you to #ONEUPYOURBUSINESS!

WHAT IS THE UK GOVERNMENT'S TEN POINT PLAN?

Birmingham, West Midlands UK is the home of the Industrial Revolution and as the UK starts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic with roadmaps in place to build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate our path to net zero, the UK Government sets to invest in green technologies to pave the way forward for a Green Industrial Revolution.

The Prime Minister has created a Ten Point Plan for the Green Industrial Revolution which covers clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies. The plan is set to create up to 250,000 green jobs in the UK and support three times as much private sector investment by 2030 with its £12 billion investment. Below we outline the ten points that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will be focussing on:

  1. Hydrogen
  2. Nuclear
  3. Offshore wind
  4. Cycling, walking and public transport
  5. Electric vehicles
  6. Nature
  7. Carbon capture
  8. Homes and public buildings
  9. Innovation and finance

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson explains that the "Ten Point Plan will create, support and protect hundreds of thousands of green jobs, whilst making strides towards net zero by 2050".

HOW WILL THE TEN POINT PLAN BE ACHIEVED?

To deliver on the Ten Point Plan, the Government has announced new investments to support the acceleration of the Green Industrial Revolution, including £1 billion energy innovation fund for innovated technologies needed to reach new energy targets, £5.2 billion to create flood and coastal defences in England by 2027, and £5 billion for alternative greener ways of travel including cycling, walking, and buses. Below we outline other key parts of the plan:

  1. Hydrogen: The UK government aims to generate 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by the year 2030 for powering homes, transport, and aims to achieve by the end of the decade to have a whole town entirely heated by hydrogen
  2. Nuclear: Turning advanced and small nuclear reactors into clean energy can support 10,00 jobs
  3. Offshore wind: The UK Government has announced plans to quadruple offshore wind power to 40GW by 2030 to power every home with renewable energy helping to reduce global emissions and support up to 60,000 jobs
  4. Cycling, walking, and public transport: Efforts are being made to make cycling and walking a more attractive way to travel
  5. Electric vehicles: With world-leading car manufacturers based in areas such as the West Midlands, North East and North Wales, the UK government plans to transition vehicles to electric and change infrastructure to help support electric vehicles. Boris Johnson announced in late 2020 the ban of sales for diesel and gasoline powered passenger cars in the United Kingdom by the start of 2035
  6. Nature: The Ten Point Plan aims to protect and restore the natural environment by planting 30,000 hectares of trees every year, whilst creating and retaining thousands of jobs
  7. Carbon capture: A target of removing 10MT of carbon dioxide by 2030 has been put in place and to do that technology plays an important role to capture and store harmful emissions away from the atmosphere
  8. Jet Zero and greener maritime: research projects will be undertaken for zero-emission planes and ships will support industries that are difficult-to-decarbonise to become greener
  9. Homes and public buildings: Homes and public buildings such as hospitals and schools will aim to go greener by implementing energy efficiency with the target of installing 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028. This in turn is also set to produce 50,000 jobs by the year 2030 and reduce the cost of energy bills and carbon emissions.
  10. Innovation and finance: Using and developing cutting-edge technologies can help make the City of London the global centre of green finance and the UK achieve its energy efficiency ambitions

Find more information about the Ten Point Plan for the Green Industrial Revolution here</a>.

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