The UK Government sets out plans to clean up our energy system
The UK Government has launched an energy white paper, expanding upon Boris Johnson’s Ten Point Plan for reaching net zero. The paper details the steps needed to cut emissions from industry, transport and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes – the equivalent of taking 7.5 million petrol cars off the road.
Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive at Energy UK, said:
“Today’s White Paper reveals the scale and opportunity of the energy transition, with aims in it to at least double the amount of clean electricity produced today, start making our homes warmer and greener, and help the switch to electric vehicles.”
Affordability is said to be at the heart of the UK’s decisive shift away from fossil fuels by boosting competition in the energy retail sector and by providing £6.7 billion in support for energy-poor and vulnerable people.
Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma said:
“Today’s plan establishes a decisive and permanent shift away from our dependence on fossil fuels, towards cleaner energy sources that will put our country at the forefront of the global green industrial revolution.”