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UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars in 10 years
- December 3, 2020
- Posted by: Renault Business Academy
- Category: News
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson advanced to 2030 the ban on selling new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK as part of the “green industrial revolution” it aims to turn into a job generator.
The conservative government’s 10-point plan, which aims to “create and sustain” up to 250,000 jobs, aims to develop offshore wind energy, hydrogen for heating and transportation, promote the electric car plant thousands of hectares of trees, or become a “world leader” in terms of CO2 capture and storage.
Similarly, and at the risk of sooging environmental defenders, the plan envisages promoting nuclear energy, prime minister services reported in a statement.
These measures will enable the UK, which will host the 2021 UN climate conference, COP26, to host the UN climate conference in Glasgow, to achieve its target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
“After extensive consultations with automakers, the prime minister confirms that the UK will stop selling new cars and new petrol and diesel utilities by 2030,” according to the statement.
By February, Boris Johnson had advanced this goal in five years, to 2035. Now, only sales of hybrid vehicles will be authorized until this date.
This “green industrial revolution” will mobilize 12 billion pounds in public investment (13.4 billion euros, $15.9 billion), of which $1.3 billion to accelerate the deployment of charging stations for electric vehicles.
In October, Boris Johnson promised to turn the UK into Saudi Arabia from offshore wind power, capable of powering all British homes with 40 gigawatt quadrupling production by 2030, i.e. the equivalent of more than 40 nuclear reactors.
In addition to the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the leader hopes that its green “revolution” will reduce regional inequalities and partially eliminate the economic damage caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
“Our green industrial revolution will be fueled by wind farms in Scotland and the northeast, powered by electric vehicles manufactured in the Midlands and will advance thanks to the latest technologies developed in Wales,” he said.
The NGO Greenpeace has welcomed the ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles as “a turning point in climate action.” However, he regrets that Boris Johnson “maintains other speculative solutions, such as nuclear and hydrogen from fossil energies.”