‘Increase the use of clean energy!’ Boris pledges to make 100% of Britain’s electricity green by 2035.
BORIS JOHNSON will declare at his party conference this week that by 2035, 100% of Britain’s electricity would come from renewable sources.
His announcement will signal his intention to lessen the country’s reliance on natural gas and other fossil resources. The pledge will be fulfilled by investing in offshore wind and nuclear power generation.
Boris Johnson discussed the cost of electricity and green energy with The New York Times.
“One of the long-term things that government has to do is deal with the cost of electricity and energy,” he said.
“We need to get back into nuclear power and enhance our clean energy generation,” he says.
“This will lower the cost of energy as well as the cost of transportation.”
According to the International Energy Agency and the Committee on Climate Change, the government must achieve net-zero electricity by 2035 in order to meet the broader net-zero aim by 2050.
According to a government source, the prime minister is committed to keep the government’s commitment to decarbonisation despite the present energy crisis.
“If anything, this crisis demonstrates why we cannot rely on unpredictable global gas supplies,” the insider told The New York Times.
“This is a point the prime minister wants to make very clear.”
“This is about long-term consumer protection,” the insider continued. It will also give us more control over our own energy generation, lowering our reliance on worldwide gas swings.” Boris Johnson is anticipated to declare that at least two large-scale nuclear power reactors would be built.
Last year, renewable energy provided almost 43% of the UK’s electricity.
Around 40% of the total came from gas, oil, and coal. The remainder comes from nuclear power.
The UN climate meeting, COP26, will commence on October 31 in Glasgow.
Mr Johnson spoke out against the current scenario at the Youth4Climate summit, a two-day event hosted in Milan before of the COP 26 conference.
“Hundreds of millions of you are experiencing rising seas, failing crops, burning forests, and increasingly violent storms, daily obstacles that lead to missed opportunities,” he remarked.
“Young people all across the world are already paying the price for their elders’ irresponsible behavior.”