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Ten-point plan to tackle climate change could bring 250,00 jobs 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution that he said would tackle climate change and create up to 250,000 jobs as part of the drive towards the UK’s 2050 net-zero carbon target.

In the plan, the Prime Minister says: “We will turn the UK into the world’s number one centre for green technology and finance, laying the foundations for decades of economic growth by delivering net-zero emissions in a way that creates jobs and allows us to carry on living our lives.”

The government plans include an ambition to fit 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028. Funding was also announced for investment including offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, nuclear plants and hydrogen.

The government says it will invest in new hydrogen production to generate enough of the gas to heat a whole town by the end of this decade, and to build large and small-scale nuclear reactors. It also wants to quadruple the production of offshore wind power.

As had been widely anticipated, the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will end in 2030, although hybrid vehicles can continue until 2035. The government pledged to accelerate the roll-out of electric vehicle charging points, as well as promising grants to encourage people to switch.

The Green Homes Grant in England will be extended by a year into 2022.

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