An announcement has been made by the UK government outlining their extensive net-zero strategy entitled “Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener” on how they plan to decarbonise the nation by "transforming every sector of the global economy". This comes as we approach COP26. The net-zero strategy outlines the sectors that will be prioritised and invested in, including the power, transport and fuel supply industries.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, "The UK's path to ending our contribution to climate change will be paved with well-paid jobs, billions in investment and thriving green industries - powering our green industrial revolution across the country," he continued to say that "By moving first and taking bold action, we will build a defining competitive edge in electric vehicles, offshore wind, carbon capture technology and more, whilst supporting people and businesses along the way."
Following the Prime Ministers announcement The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng “Now is the time the world needs to go further and faster to tackle climate change. The UK is stepping up to that challenge. Here we set out our ambitious strategy – the first of its kind in the world of a major economy - to create new jobs, develop new industries with innovative new technologies and become a more energy secure nation with clean green British energy. At the same time we will reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the economy to reach net zero by 2050.
There is a lot more to the strategy then outlined here and if you would like to read the full net-zero Strategy you can download it here.