The Government’s 10-point green plan: What is included?

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  Posted by: electime      19th November 2020

Yesterday (Wednesday 18 November), the Prime Minister outlined his ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, creating 250,000 new jobs.

The 10-point plan comprises:

  • A ban on combustion engine sales by 2030, with grants for electric cars, and funding for charge points. The sale of some hybrid cars and vans will continue until 2035.
  • A previously announced pledge to quadruple offshore wind power by 2030, to 40GW, enough to power every UK home.
  • Moves to boost hydrogen production, with the promise of a town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade.
  • Investment of £525m towards new nuclear power, based on “the next generation of small and advanced reactors”.
  • £1bn next year for funds to insulate homes and public buildings, using the existing green homes grant and public sector decarbonisation scheme.
  • An extra £200m invested in carbon capture initiatives.
  • Support for greener energies in the aviation and maritime sectors, with £20m committed to the latter.
  • 30,000 hectares of trees planted every year, as part of nature conservation efforts.
  • Moves to promote public transport, cycling and walking, although no new schemes were announced.
  • A pledge to make London “the global centre of green finance”.