UK Will Ban The Sale Of Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2030


He said only a fraction of the funding for the plan was new, adding: "We don't need rebadged funding pots and reheated pledges, but an ambitious plan that meets the scale of the task we are facing and - crucially - creates jobs now".

In total, the plan would mobilise 12 billion pounds ($16bn) of government money, with as much as three times that amount coming from the private sector, and create and support 250,000 highly skilled green jobs by 2030, Johnson said.

The government's green plans also include investments in hydrogen energy and carbon capture technology, and an ambition to generate enough wind energy to power every home in the United Kingdom by 2030.

The UK will aim to generate 5GW of "low-carbon" hydrogen production capacity by 2030. There are questions around what the government's definition of exactly what "hybrid cars that can drive a significant distance without emitting carbon" means, but the likelihood is that all but the most efficient models will be outlawed from sale in 2030.

The Government will incentivise cycling and walking, while also investing in zero-emission public transport.

"Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the electric vehicles made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed in Wales, so we can look ahead to a more prosperous, greener future".

Nature: protecting and restoring our natural environment, planting 30,000 hectares of trees.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Sir David Attenborough speak with schoolchildren about climate change at the Science Museum in London in February. He wrote, "Green and growth can go hand-in-hand".

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Announcing the plans, Johnson said: "Although this year has taken a very different path to the one we expected, I haven't lost sight of our ambitious plans to level up across the country".

"This is a shared global challenge - every country in the world needs to take action to secure the future of the planet for our children, grandchildren and generations to come". An additional £200m will create two carbon capture clusters by the mid-2020s, with another two set to be created by 2030.

Under proposals to reduce carbon-emitting gas usage, another 500 million pounds is earmarked to trial using hydrogen in homes for heating and cooking.

The UK auto industry already manufactures a significant proportion of electric vehicles in Europe, including one of the most popular models in the world. Hybrid vehicles of various types made up the remaining sales.

- Almost £500 million to be spent in the next four years for the development and mass-scale production of electric vehicle batteries.

Greener maritime: £20 million for a competition to develop clean maritime technology, such as feasibility studies on key sites, including Orkney and Teesside.

Johnson's ten point plan, which reiterates London's policy pledge of 40GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 60,000 sector jobs, will put the country on the right track to hit net zero by 2050, he said.