Boris Johnson has announced plans for the green manufacturing revolution, gaining mass appreciation from all environmental groups across the world. There are questions about the new funding for this project and the development strategy of nuclear energy. It progresses to initiate the plan that is held because of COVID-19. This project will create up to 200,000 jobs in the coming ten years that focus at the north of England, Midland and Scotland. 

The Prime Minister has promised to use approximately £10billion to put the UK on the right path to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, by showing growth in the climate summit which they are hosting in 2021. A long-awaited 10 point plan for the green revolution has finally been introduced on Tuesday 17th November 2020. 

Johnson committed to stopping the trade of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. The rollout on hybrid cars will be permitted for businesses until 2035. As well as £1billion that is going to be invested in planting electric charging points and on making homes and public places energy efficient by removing 700,000 heat pumps a year by 2030. The green revolution will consume the power of wind turbines located in Scotland with all the manufacturing taking place in the midlands and the most advanced technology developed in Wales. These changes will lead to a more flourishing and greener future. 

While the UK was the first country to submit a plan of Green energy in July 2019, it was not possible to implement this as quickly due to COVID-19. Chris Stark, chief of the climate committee, said that this year’s progress is not good enough to achieve the target. The ten-point program is known as the focus of the UK’s path to net zero. 

Bold actions have been taken by the UK to promote electric vehicles by making green zones that will benefit these drivers. Moreover, they are charging hefty penalties for petrol and diesel vehicles that operate within the green zones. These kinds of policies are conveying a strong message of a green future to all the car producers around the globe. But there are some doubts about achieving the deadline on time. Instead of investing in solar and wind energy, they are more focused on Nuclear plants. 

The UK government previously mentioned publishing the detailed plan of Net Zero in the coming months. Meanwhile, it will focus on increasing the quantity of offshore wind production by 2028, with generating low carbon hydrogen by 2030. They have planned to invest a large amount of money, some £600million, for the hydrogen plan that can be used in homes for baking and heating.

By the end of the decade, there are plans to create a centre fueling thousands of houses with hydrogen. This would be first of its kind. And so plans to fund an extra £100million to design carbon-capturing areas which will eliminate 12 million tonnes of CO2 by 2028. 

The amount is an addition to the money already planned for technology adjustments which are supposed to expand the nuclear plants for succeeding generation million.

After this statement, the UK plans to co-host a summit in December considering the fifth anniversary of the France Agreement. 


-Kshitij Gupta