Todays plan involves £12bn of public spending over the coming years in areas from energy generation to building retrofits. Make of this what you will.
The 10 points are:
Offshore wind: Quadrupling production capacity to 40GW by 2030, or enough to power every home.
Hydrogen: Up to £500m has been allocated, including for trialing homes using hydrogen for heating and cooking, starting with a Hydrogen Neighborhood in 2023, moving to a Hydrogen Village by 2025, with an aim for a Hydrogen Town – equivalent to tens of thousands of homes – before the end of the decade. Of this funding, £240m will go into new hydrogen production facilities.
Nuclear: There will be £525m to help develop large and smaller-scale nuclear plants, and research and develop new advanced modular reactors.
Electric vehicles: The UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, 10years earlier than planned. Some £1.3 billion
will be spent on accelerating the rollout of charge points for electric vehicles. No date has been set yet for phasing out new diesel HGVs but a consultation process is planned.
Public transport, cycling and walking: “Making cycling and walking more attractive ways to travel and investing in zero-emission public transport of the future”.
Jet Zero and greener maritime: Supporting research projects for zero-emission planes and ships.
Homes and public buildings: Improving the energy efficiency of homes, schools and hospitals, with a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028.
Carbon capture: An extra £200m of new funding to create two carbon capture clusters by the mid-2020s, with another two set to be created by 2030, with a target to remove 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030.
Nature: Planting 30,000 hectares of trees every year.
Innovation and finance: “make the City of London the global center of green finance”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Although this year has taken a very different path to the one we expected, I haven’t lost sight of our ambitious plans to level up across the country. My Ten Point Plan will create, support and protect hundreds of thousands of green jobs, whilst making strides towards net zero by 2050.”