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UK’s new economic plan targets green transition

The government will aim to curb emissions from transport, industry and building by 230 million metric tonnes over the next decade

The government of the UK has rolled out economic plans focusing on bolstering the green industrial revolution, while supporting up to 220,000 jobs for the locals. The government seeks to become carbon neutral by 2050.

It is reported that the government will aim to curb emissions from transport, industry and building by 230 million metric tonnes over the next decade in accordance with the energy white papers. The government will aim to remove 7.5 million petrol cars off the road permanently.

Business and energy secretary Alok Sharma, told the media, “Today’s plan establishes a decisive and permanent shift away from our dependence on fossil fuels, towards cleaner energy sources that will put our country at the forefront of the global green industrial revolution. Through a major programme of investment and reform, we are determined to both decarbonise our economy in the most cost-effective way, while creating new sunrise industries and revitalising our industrial heartlands that will support new green jobs for generations to come. At every step of the way, we will place affordability and fairness at the heart of our reforms – unleashing a wave of competition so consumers get the best deals possible on their bills, while protecting the vulnerable and fuel poor with additional financial support.”

Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive at Energy UK, said that the government policies will pave the way for the company to fulfil the net zero transition and assist customers to take full advantage from the development. Global economies are adopting green energy to reduce their carbon footprints.

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