20th November 202
By John Malone
Development Director, Energy4All
The Prime Minister, on 18th November, presented his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution which is intended to set the UK on a path to net zero carbon emissons. The plan, which covers clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, has met with mixed reaction.
Regen’s response gave a cautious welcome to the plan but were clear that enabling policies were needed to back the ambitions. Community Energy England pointed out that the PM had omitted to include any investment in people and community, both of which are essential for delivering local net-zero solutions.
From an Energy4All prespective, the lack of support for onshore wind and solar and continuing and bolstered reliance on nuclear is extremely disappointing. We await the detail on plans for decarbonising heat and homes.
The delayed Energy White Paper, expected to be published in mid-2021, will hopefully help clarify the policy support that Government intends to provide to ensure delivery of the Ten Point Plan. But the on-going delays with the Papers publication is concerning, given the urgency of the need for a robust response to the climate crisis.
Read the Government's press release about Boris' plans here