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UK government to go 100% green on electricity generation by 2035

Author : Pankaj Singh | Published Date : 2021-10-05 

Boris Johnson will reportedly announce that all of electricity in Britain will come from green energy sources by 2035. The Prime Minister will reveal the new policy this week as he aims to reduce the nation’s dependence on gas and other fossil fuels, and invest significantly in renewable and nuclear energy.

Mr. Johnson is likely to disclose the plans in his conference speech and state that sourcing all electricity from green energy sources would be a positive move towards the goal of the Government to attain net-zero emissions by 2050. This would greatly alleviate the burden of soaring prices of gas that has left people with an energy crisis and soaring bills.

UK director of the European Climate Foundation, Joss Garman, stated that this will contribute substantially to placing Britain on its path to being net-zero and will help put an end to the exposure of millions of households to unstable gas prices.

Joining the matching pledge from Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau, this will boost the prospects for Cop26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference).

It comes after Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, prohibited future fracking in the UK amid warnings that the Government would need to increase taxes on gas.

The minister mentioned that many communities would be disturbed in England and that nuclear and renewable energy was the solution to the energy crisis.

Kwarteng expressed to Conservative Home that earlier he was ‘very pro-fracking’. But he expressed that while he was heading the energy ministry, he found out that fracking was way more troublesome than what had been estimated.

Last year, 43% of Britain’s electricity was generated from green sources, while 40% was produced from gas, coal, and oil. The remaining needs of the country were catered to by nuclear sources.

The new 2035 target will lead to considerable growth in offshore wind generation as well as in nuclear capacity in order to provide a ‘baseload’ of electricity to meet the variable supply and demand.
 

Source Credit: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10055755/Boris-Johnson-speech-reveal-UK-electricity-come-green-sources-2035.html

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