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Ten-point plan for a Green Revo­lu­tion

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Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son an­nounced a ten-point plan on Novem­ber 18 to help guide the coun­try to­wards reach­ing its 2050 zero car­bon emis­sions tar­get.

Cover­ing clean en­ergy, the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment and zero emis­sions trans­port, the plan prom­ises to cre­ate up to 250,000 jobs.

As well as pledg­ing to quadru­ple the amount of off­shore wind power pro­duced in the UK and to de­velop mass-scale elec­tric ve­hi­cle bat­tery pro­duc­tion, John­son said that £500 mil­lion would be made avail­able to in­crease the pro­duc­tion and use of hy­dro­gen as a fuel.

This could have a bear­ing on govern­ment pol­icy on the fu­ture de­ploy­ment of hy­dro­gen and bat­tery­pow­ered trains, which is ex­pected to be out­lined in the forth­com­ing Trans­port De­car­bon­i­sa­tion Plan.

Rail­way In­dus­try

As­so­ci­a­tion Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Dar­ren Ca­plan said: “We look for­ward to work­ing with the Govern­ment as it pub­lishes its Trans­port De­car­bon­i­sa­tion Plan early next year and would urge that rail plays a key role in sup­port­ing the UK’s jour­ney to net zero.”

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