The UK will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a column published in the Financial Times on Tuesday.
According to the new plan, the sale of hybrid cars and vans will be banned from 2035.
It's time to plan for a green recovery with highly skilled jobs that give people the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make a country cleaner, greener and more beautiful, ”Johnson wrote.
Johnson's Green Revolution aims to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.
Last year, the UK became the first G7 country to legislate a goal of zero net emissions by 2050, which will require radical changes in the lives of ordinary Britons.
In total, the plan will mobilize £ 12 billion ($ 16 billion) in public money, with three times as much from the private sector, and will create and support 250,000 highly skilled green jobs by 2030, Johnson said. ...
Johnson, who has pledged to boost UK offshore wind power to 40 gigawatts by 2030 from about 10 GW now, has pledged up to £ 500 million for projects to test the use of hydrogen, including heating and cooking.
The UK government will also help businesses develop large and small nuclear power plants.