Boris Johnson says the new plans will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs while allowing the UK to “forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050” in the lead-up to the COP26 climate summit being hosted in Glasgow next year.
Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive of leading green energy company SSE, said: “The measures set out in the PM’s ten-point plan will help fire the starting gun on the green recovery and drive critical investment in decarbonisation right across the economy. We’re particularly pleased to see increased ambition and funding for key technologies like offshore wind, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen, and electric vehicle infrastructure.
“As we seek a recovery from the effects of coronavirus, investments in low-carbon infrastructure that help stimulate the economy, boost jobs and level up regions while tackling climate change are a win-win.
“We’ve led from the front on the green recovery, creating over 1,000 jobs through our low-carbon projects and with more to come as we support efforts to build back greener. And with clear policy signals from the government and regulator, like we’re seeing from the PM today, we can do even more.”