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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson recently said that Britain is planning to produce clean power by 2035 as part of the country’s aim of reaching net-zero carbon emissions.
Britain has set its target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. This will be world’s most ambitious climate change aim which will help Britain to be back on track in becoming net-zero emission producer by 2050. The country will also host COP26 climate summit next month.
“Looking at the progress that we’re making in wind power, where we lead the world now in offshore wind, looking at what we can do with other renewable sources, carbon capture and storage with hydrogen potentially, we think we can get to complete clean energy production by 2035,” Johnson said in an interview.
“It will mean that for the first time the UK is not dependent on hydrocarbons, coming from overseas, with all the vagaries in hydrocarbon prices and the risks that pose for people’s pockets and for the consumer.”
“We will be reliant on our own, clean power generation which will help us also to keep costs down.”
As per few sources Johnson would soon commit his Conservative Party to increase investments in renewable and nuclear energy as Britain faced a crisis from rising fuel prices.
“What I’m saying is that we can do for our entire energy production by 2035 what we’re doing with internal combustion engine vehicles by 2030,” Johnson said, referring to a ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars by the end of the decade.