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UK to complete decarbonization of the energy sector by 2030 - Boris Johnson

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Investments in renewable sources and nuclear energy will help achieve the ambitious goal.

UK to complete decarbonization of the energy sector by 2030 - Boris Johnson
Фото: Борис Джонсон на шоу Эндрю Марра в BBC Broadcasting House

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that the UK is ready to go 100% clean energy by 2035 as part of the country's move towards zero carbon emissions.

The UK, which will host the COP26 climate summit next month, has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, which Johnson says is the most ambitious climate change target in the world to enable the country to become a clean producer with zero emission levels until 2050.

“Looking at the progress we are making in wind energy, where we are now leading the way ... looking at what we can do with other renewables, and capturing and storing carbon with hydrogen, we think we can complete the transition to clean energy production by 2035, ”Johnson said. “This will mean that for the first time the UK will not depend on hydrocarbons from abroad, with all the vagaries of hydrocarbon prices and the risks they pose for the pockets of people and consumers. We will rely on our own clean electricity generation to help us keep costs down. ”

Earlier it was reported that Johnson intends to commit on behalf of the Conservative Party to increase investment in renewables and nuclear energy, as the UK faced a crisis due to rising fuel and energy prices.

“I'm talking about the fact that by 2035 we can do for all our energy production what we do with cars with internal combustion engines by 2030,” Johnson said, referring to the ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles at the end of this decade.

A new record of the cost of energy resources was recorded in Europe today, in particular, coal prices exceeded $ 230 per ton, the highest level since 2008.

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