Ten-point plan for a Green Revolution
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.
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.”