June 25, 2021
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, articulated that a fundamental aim of the current government is turn the UK into the world’s number one centre for green technology and finance. The UK has taken an historic lead, of sorts, in trying to achieve net zero by 2050: The UK was the first country to make achieving net zero by 2050 a legal obligation, and the UK also played a significant role in helping to secure the Paris Agreement.
The Ten Point Plan, proposed by the government towards tackling net zero emissions, sets out the key targets and goals that must be achieved in order for the country to effectively reach the target by 2050. The plan is expected to use £12 billion of government investment in conjunction with potentially 3 times as much from the private sector. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy actually puts this figure (private investment) at an estimated £42 billion by 2030.
Point 1: Advancing offshore wind
Point 2: Driving the growth of low carbon hydrogen
Point 3: Delivering new and advanced nuclear power
Point 4: Accelerating the shift to zero emission vehicles
Point 5: Green public transport, cycling and walking
Point 6: ‘Jet Zero’ and green ships
Point 7: Greener Buildings
Point 8: Investing in carbon capture, usage and storage
Point 9: Protecting our natural environment
Point 10: Green finance and innovation
Critics argue that the focus on investing in new nuclear power is entirely misguided. Friends of the Earth, for example, state that the argument about needing nuclear power for when the wind isn’t blowing “doesn’t hold water now that we options such as hydrogen and batteries.” However, Friends of the Earth do concede that in some areas the government has delivered, namely the decision to ban diesel and petrol cars by 2030 and the £1 billion investment in insulating homes and buildings.
Business Green argue that, although there are successes to speak of, in comparison to Germany’s earmarked €7bn for hydrogen projects, the UK’s £500m is pale in comparison. They also point out the £1bn allocated for CCS is the same as what was promised a decade ago, and the £20m for green maritime technology is merely a drop in the ocean.
Ultimately, however, Greenpeace stated that the measures marked a significant step forward for tackling the climate emergency, “This landmark announcement signals the end of the road for polluting cards and vans a historic turning point on climate action.”
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