The Green Industrial Revolution
Before getting to the significant shift, let us see the PM’s 10-point plan for the ‘Green Industrial Revolution.’
The country intends to produce more offshore wind to power up every home. It is expected that this will quadruple to 40 gigawatts by 2030 and support over 60,000 jobs.
Innovation and Finance
The country also intends to develop top-notch technology to make London the international centre of bottle green finance.
According to his prediction, the country will generate more nuclear power to power up different facilities. This will be possible through the provision for a large nuclear plant and advancing the small nuclear reactors. In the long run, this step will support over 10,000 jobs.
According to the PM’s report, the country intends to develop a world-class technology to contain and store hazardous emissions from the air. By 2030, the system will have removed tonnes of CO2.
Homes and Public Buildings
The country intends to make the schools, homes, and hospitals more energy-efficient and greener. By 2028, the government will have installed over 600,000 heat pumps in these facilities.
Zero Emission Ships and Planes
The country will also support research projects to boost zero-emission aircraft and ships’ production.
The country intends to phase out new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030. This is in efforts to increase the shift to electric cars.
By 2030, the country expects to generate over five gigawatts of hydrogen carbon. Additionally, in the next years, the state will have its first town heated by gas.
The country intends to plant 30,000 hectares of trees each year to restore the natural environment.
One of the best ways for you to boost zero-emission public transportation in the future is to encourage people to walk and cycle.
The major shift to Electric cars
The government wants to revolutionise some aspects of life, especially in de-industrialised areas, to make the country and the world a better place. According to the PM’s report, government funding of £1.3 billion will be available in order to accelerate the sales of cleaner vehicles. In addition to this, the government intends to give £582 million in the form of an OLEV grant to those purchasing zero-emission cars of the ultra-low emission versions. Not only will this make the vehicles cheaper, but it also acts as an incentive for most UK nationals to make the shift to electric cars.
The government will also spend over £500 million in the next four years to develop electric vehicle batteries for the incoming electric vehicles. However, even with this massive input, the government acknowledges that this is a huge step and requires a considerable focus. Here are some of the aspects that could affect the electric revolution.
How much will these cars cost?
There are a few changes that apply for the UK to get to the 2030 electric car milestone. According to research done in 2019, it was discovered that out of the 2.3 million new cars, only 37,850 were electric battery powered. This translates into 1.6% of the entire value and, honestly, a low number. More people purchased the electric cars and developments for the zero-emission models released at the beginning of the year.
Even though electric vehicles are better and friendlier to the environment, they are expensive to produce. Most manufacturers will hugely benefit from the OLEV Grant and other government funding to successfully transition. According to Mike Hawess, the boss of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the success of the transition hugely lies in reassuring consumers that they can comfortably afford these cars. Buyers need to know that they can recharge the vehicles as fast as they can refuel them today.
How do you charge these cars?
The shift is an excellent milestone in fighting the deteriorating climate crisis. Apart from this, the country also creates more employment in its journey to an electric future. Once you purchase the electric car, you can conveniently charge it at the provided public charging points or a home-based charging point. As far as it goes, this is a perfect way for the government to curb the polluting emissions by fossil fuel cars. The dream is actionable by giving the manufacturers grants and incentives to facilitate EV infrastructure production. As such, more people can afford these cars and make the place a better place for everyone.