Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs.
The Prime Minister today sets out his ambitious ten point plan for a
green industrial revolution which will create and support up to 250,000
Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies,
the Prime Minister’s blueprint will allow the UK to forge ahead with
eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050, particularly
crucial in the run up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next year.
The plan – which is part of the PM’s mission to level up across the
country - will mobilise £12 billion of government investment to create
and support up to 250,000 highly-skilled green jobs in the UK, and spur
over three times as much private sector investment by 2030.
At the centre of his blueprint are the UK’s industrial heartlands,
including in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands,
Scotland and Wales, which will drive forward the green industrial
revolution and build green jobs and industries of the future.
The Prime Minister’s ten points, which are built around the UK’s strengths, are:
- Offshore wind: Producing enough offshore wind to power every
home, quadrupling how much we produce to 40GW by 2030, supporting up to
- Hydrogen: Working with industry aiming to generate
5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for industry,
transport, power and homes, and aiming to develop the first town heated
entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade.
Advancing nuclear as a clean energy source, across large scale nuclear
and developing the next generation of small and advanced reactors, which
could support 10,000 jobs.
- Electric vehicles: Backing our
world-leading car manufacturing bases including in the West Midlands,
North East and North Wales to accelerate the transition to electric
vehicles, and transforming our national infrastructure to better support
- Public transport, cycling and walking:
Making cycling and walking more attractive ways to travel and investing
in zero-emission public transport of the future.
- Jet Zero and
greener maritime: Supporting difficult-to-decarbonise industries to
become greener through research projects for zero-emission planes and
- Homes and public buildings: Making our homes, schools and
hospitals greener, warmer and more energy efficient, whilst creating
50,000 jobs by 2030, and a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every
year by 2028.
- Carbon capture: Becoming a world-leader in
technology to capture and store harmful emissions away from the
atmosphere, with a target to remove 10MT of carbon dioxide by 2030,
equivalent to all emissions of the industrial Humber today.
Protecting and restoring our natural environment, planting 30,000
hectares of trees every year, whilst creating and retaining thousands of
- Innovation and finance: Developing the cutting-edge
technologies needed to reach these new energy ambitions and make the
City of London the global centre of green finance.