Boris Johnson unveils a greener ‘New Deal’

Boris Johnson has revealed the Government’s vision of the road to post-COVID recovery. Referring to the US New Deal of the 1930s’ he noted that “this moment also gives us a much greater chance to be radical and to do things differently”.

In a wide-ranging speech the Prime Minister outlined the concept of a greener and more beautiful Britain, including the planting of 30,000 hectares of trees every year creating a new patchwork of woodlands.

Although the speech contained many elements, it was noticeably strong on environmental issues, including low carbon houses; battery technology and batteries for EVs; net-zero transport; wind, solar and hydrogen power; and carbon capture.

Whilst setting out the ambition, it is of course in the detail that we shall see if the commitment to net-zero by 2050 can be met.

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