Green industrial revolution
Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 18 November 2020 14:36
Today, the Prime Minister has outlined his ten-point plan to bring about a green industrial revolution, creating 250,000 jobs and helping the country to build back better and greener after coronavirus.
Although this year has taken a very different path to the one we expected, the Government has not lost sight of the ambitious plans to level up and create jobs across the country.
That’s why the Prime Minister has set out his blueprint for a green industrial revolution, covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, to allow the country to end our contribution to climate change by 2050, while creating and supporting up to 250,000 highly-skilled jobs across the whole UK.
In order to deliver on the plan and create jobs, the Government will mobilise £12 billion, including an extra £200 million to support carbon capture, up to £500 million to trial hydrogen in homes, £525 million to develop large and small-scale nuclear plants and £1.3 billion to accelerate the rollout of chargepoints for electric vehicles