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Green Industrial Revolution: Britain to eliminate petroleum cars by 2030

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that after 2030, to support “Green Industrial Revolution”, new cars that run only on petrol or diesel will not be sold in the UK. He said some hybrid cars would be allowed to be sold.

The plan is part of a “Green Industrial Revolution” launched by the British Prime Minister to combat climate change.

Critics of the plan say £4 billion allocated is too small. On the other hand, 100 billion has been allocated for the new high-speed rail.

The government says the plan is part of a larger government project that has allocated £12 billion but expects more investment from the private sector.

The plan includes a number of modern small-scale nuclear reactors, including a large nuclear power plant, which is expected to create 10,000 new jobs.

The government expects a total of 2.5 million new jobs, of which 60,000 will be in offshore wind power plants.

These transparent energy projects will also affect some people’s homes. The government says that by 2023, there will be a ban on new homes that heat the house with gas.

The government aims to install 600,000 new heat pumps by 2028, which are low-energy home heating devices.

Read more: Circular bioeconomy: Now worth $3 trillion business with 117 million jobs

Greenhouse grants

The government has also extended the greenhouse grant for home insulation by one year as a lot of people showed interest in it in the first phase.

Clean hydrogen gas will also be added to the natural gas supply so that the emissions from its combustion are cleaner. In addition, the government wants to consider plans to keep homes warm on full hydrogen gas.

A £500 million subsidy for hydrogen gas has been announced and will be generated by wind energy.

The government is trying to produce wind energy and hydrogen in areas where industries have closed. In addition, four companies are working on carbon capture and storage. In carbon capture and storage, gas emissions from home chimneys are collected and pressed underground.

Another key component of the government’s plan is to invest £1.3 billion in electric car charging points. The government has also set up a £582 million grant to promote the sale of electric cars.

In addition, the government’s plan to build batteries in the country has allocated 500 million.

Agenda of the UK government

Remember that the UK is the second country that has announced the elimination of only oil-powered vehicles by 2025. Norway has already taken this step.

Car companies in the UK have convinced the government of the challenges, but the government believes they will succeed.

Experts say four billion dollars would be enough if used for home insulation, but if they were used more in carbon capture, it might be a waste of money.

The British Prime Minister says that his ten-point plan will not only create millions of jobs but will also help to reach net-zero by 2050.

It may be recalled that next year the Prime Minister is also hosting a high-level global conference in Glasgow. The UN conference on COP26 has been delayed by a year due to the coronavirus epidemic. This conference is considered to be the most important conference since the Paris Agreement in 2015.



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