Gov’t to create 250,000 green jobs
The government will invest £4 billion over the next few years to create up to a quarter of a million new green jobs as pat of its 10-point plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The investment will be used to help develop green industries such as renewable energy, electrification of heat and transport, and carbon capture and storage technology.
ECA recently launched its #GetZeroCarbonDone campaign, which outlines key routes for the electrotechnical industry to achieve net zero carbon.
A government statement reads, “This marks the beginning of the UK’s path to net zero, with further plans to reduce emissions whilst creating jobs to follow over the next year in the run up to the international COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next year.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the electric vehicles made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed in Wales, so we can look ahead to a more prosperous, greener future.”