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Government sets out plans for clean energy system and green jobs boom to build back greener - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Plans to support up to 220,000 British jobs, and keep bills affordable as we transition to net zero by 2050

Government sets out historic plans to clean up our energy system and keep bills affordable as we transition to net zero

Energy White Paper will unleash a green economic recovery by supporting up to 220,000 jobs over the next decade across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland keeping consumer bills affordable, especially for the vulnerable and lowest income households, at the centre of plans

The UK government today (14 December) set out ambitious plans to clean up our energy system, support up to 220,000 British jobs, and keep bills affordable as we transition to net zero by 2050.

Building on the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the Energy White Paper sets out specific steps the government will take over the next decade to cut emissions from industry, transport, and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes – equivalent to taking 7.5 million petrol cars off the road permanently – while supporting hundreds of thousands of new green jobs.

We will put affordability at the heart of the UK’s decisive shift away from fossil fuels by boosting competition in the energy retail market to tackle the ‘loyalty penalty’ – longstanding customers who pay more than new ones – and by providing at least £6.7 billion in support to the fuel poor and most vulnerable over the next 6 years.

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