Government invests over £31mn to cut carbon
Over £31m in new Government funding will help industries reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and slash carbon emissions, helping it become greener and cut energy bills. The funding includes over £6.6m to help move away from using red diesel, which is a type of fossil fuel used for off-road vehicles and machinery used in the quarrying, mining and construction sectors.
The funding will:
- Support British industries to become less reliant on fossil fuels
- Help industries cut emissions and energy costs
- Support the development of carbon capture and green energy technologies in the UK
- Support green jobs and encourage investment
It will begin the development of cleaner alternatives such as e-fuels and green hydrogen, as well as technologies that capture and store energy that would normally be wasted from a vehicle or machine so it can be used instead. Over £5.5m is also being invested to develop technologies that will support the industry in cutting back on high carbon fuels and switch to greener alternatives such as hydrogen, electrification, or biomass fuel.