News Item: Government Announces Ten Point Plan for a Greener Outlook
The Ten Point Plan sets out the approach the government will take to build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate a path to net zero.
There is no specific mention of construction and HAE EHA has previously called for incentives to encourage the purchase for hire of greener equipment, plant and tools. However, it is clear that hire sector resources and expertise will be essential to deliver on this agenda. Details on the Ten Point Plan are listed below and also found on the government website.
The Ten Point Plan Includes:
- Producing enough offshore wind farms to power every home, quadrupling how much we produce to 40GW by 2030, supporting up to 60,000 jobs.
- Working with industry aiming to generate 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for industry, transport, power and homes, and aiming to develop the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade.
- Advancing nuclear as a clean energy source, across large scale nuclear and developing the next generation of small and advanced reactors, which could support 10,000 jobs.
- Accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, and transforming national infrastructure to better support electric vehicles. The UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.
- Making cycling and walking more attractive ways to travel and investing in zero-emission public transport of the future. There will be a consultation on the phase out of new diesel HGVs but no date has been set.
- Supporting difficult-to-decarbonise industries to become greener through research projects for zero-emission planes and ships.
- Making homes, schools and hospitals greener, warmer and more energy efficient, whilst creating 50,000 jobs by 2030, and a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028. £1 billion will be invested in this agenda next year.
- Becoming a world-leader in technology to capture and store harmful emissions away from the atmosphere, with a target to remove 10MT of carbon dioxide by 2030, equivalent to all emissions of the industrial Humber today.
- Protecting and restoring the natural environment, planting 30,000 hectares of trees every year.
- Developing the cutting-edge technologies needed to reach these new energy ambitions and make the City of London the global centre of green finance.