Government expedites ending for petrol & diesel cars: New cars and vans that are powered using petrol & diesel will become banned in the UK starting 2030.
The ban forms a section of the government’s new 10-point plan to tackle climate change, which was initially planned for 2040, is set to be announced by the Prime Minister later today.
The £12 billion green plan hopes to boost a ‘green industrial revolution’, reinstate the government’s promise to net zero and is forecast to create up to 250,000 jobs.
It involves a £1.3 billion investment to accelerate the production of electric vehicle (EV) charge points & the quadrupling of offshore wind production to 40GW by 2030.
Amid the priorities of the new programme is also the development of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production volume by 2030 & the creation of the first town heated fully by hydrogen by the end of the decade.
The plan will also target on making buildings warmer and more energy efficient by making a goal of 600,000 heat pumps installations each year by 2028.
It will also bolster carbon capture technology to take away 10 metric tonnes of CO2 by 2030, which equal all emissions of the industrial Humber currently.
The plan will also include planting 30,000 hectares of trees yearly and the development of the next generation of small and modernised nuclear reactors.
The Prime Minister stated: “My ten-point plan will create, support and protect hundreds of thousands of green jobs, whilst making strides towards net zero by 2050.
“Our green industrial revolution will be powered by the wind turbines of Scotland and the North East, propelled by the EVs made in the Midlands and advanced by the latest technologies developed in Wales, so we can look ahead to a more prosperous, greener future.”
Government expedites ending for petrol & diesel cars