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Government unveils new plans claiming to make UK world leader in green energy
(Climate Action, 9 Oct 2020) Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy – creating jobs, slashing carbon emissions and boosting exports.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy – creating jobs, slashing carbon emissions and boosting exports.
The announcement is part of the government’s commitment towards net zero emissions by 2050 and will support 60,000 jobs.
The plan is focused on investing in projects across the green sector and includes making £160m available to upgrade ports and infrastructure across Northern England, Scotland and Wales. This will increase offshore wind capacity which currently meets 10 percent of the UK’s electricity demand and is already the largest in the world.
The aim of this investment will be to create 2,000 construction jobs and enable the sector to support up to 60,000 jobs directly and indirectly by 2030 in ports, factories and the supply chains, manufacturing the next generation of offshore wind turbines and delivering clean energy to the UK.
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