Electric vehicles are cleaner, cheaper to run and longer-lasting than petrol and diesel equivalents, so we want to make it even easier to own one.
We will consult on bringing forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to the earliest possible date.
We currently have more installed capacity in offshore wind that any other country, and our Offshore Wind Sector Deal aims to triple the number of jobs in the industry by 2030.
We will invest £500 million to complete a fast-charging network for electric vehicles, ensuring that everyone is always within 30 miles of a chargepoint. This comes on top of the £400 million we have recently announced to expand the network. This funding will also be spent on the Plug-in Van Grant Scheme and research and development into low and zero emission technology.
Our Offshore Wind Sector Deal aimed to increase offshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030, but as the cost of providing offshore wind has fallen, the industry believes it's possible to go further. So we will increase offshore wind capacity to 40GW by 2030, creating 9,000 more jobs by working with our partners in the private sector to remove barriers and put additional support in place to deliver the target. We will also explore the possibilities around floating wind turbines.
We will provide £800 million to pay for the core transport and storage infrastructure needed for CCS clusters to be established in the 2020s. We want to have the first CCS plant operational by the mid-2020s – creating thousands of jobs in the coming decades.
We will invest half a billion pounds to support our high-energy intensive industry to go low carbon – investing in new technologies like Electric Arc Furnaces to replace older, polluting furnaces.
We were the first major economy in the world to introduce a net zero target for emissions, meaning that our contribution to global warming will end by 2050.
The Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Fund supports the installation of charge points across the UK.
We are investing almost £3 billion to reduce emissions and will end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.
We have reduced greenhouse gases by 25 per cent since 2010, whilst decarbonising faster than any other G20 nation since 2000.
In 2018, renewables generated 33 per cent of the UK’s electricity, up from 6.9 per cent in 2010. Offshore wind generation has increased by over 500 per cent under the Conservatives, and 99 per cent of all solar power deployment has taken place under the Conservatives.
Our investment has meant there are almost 400,000 people working in low carbon businesses and their supply chains across the country already, and we will create two million low carbon jobs by 2030.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm is being built off the east coast of Britain. 75 miles off England’s Yorkshire coast, Hornsea One will produce enough energy to supply 1 million UK homes with clean electricity when it is completed in 2020.