Just this week, the UK Prime Minister announced plans for the government’s green industrial revolution. In addition to drawing praise from environmental groups, the plan has also raised questions around the scale of new funding, and the planned expansion of nuclear and hydrogen power.
It’s thought that this new 10-point plan could create up to 250,000 new jobs, with the majority of the focus aimed at the Midlands, North of England, Scotland and Wales.
One of the points in the new 10-point plan is the pledge to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, which is 10 years ahead of the previous schedule. A second existing promise is to quadruple the amount of offshore wind power capacity within a decade.
Greenpeace has said that these new measures mark a notable step forward in the fight against climate change, saying: “This landmark announcement signals the end of the road for polluting cars and vans and a historic turning point on climate action.”
The 10-point plan comprises:
It’s thought that the above plan represents a clear statement of intent from the government, and gives a springboard to the huge opportunities for UK-wide investment and green jobs that a true low-carbon economy can bring.
The UK executive director of the National Grid said, “The prime minister has set out great ambition for the net zero transition including commitments on offshore wind, hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage. We also welcome the earlier ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles and the support for the rollout of electric vehicles which will help improve the country’s air quality. Now, the industry and the government must work together to turn this ambition into reality, with transformational investments to deliver real change, which will create jobs in every part of the country.”
At Boss Energy, we’re excited to see the rollout of this plan, and will be watching as the points mentioned are implemented. And as always, we’ll be working with key players in the industry to provide talented candidates with new job roles, and clients with the best recruits for their job vacancies.