The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, committed $207 million (£160 million) to upgrade factories and ports in Scotland, northern England, and Wales by building wind turbines. On Oct. 6, at the Conservative Party conference, Johnson declared that the United Kingdom would become "the world leader in clean wind energy."
The prime minister's plan serves as a hope for those who lost their jobs in the dying fossil fuel industry since it aims to build 2,000 clean energy construction jobs and support 60,000 more. The government is also boosting its target for offshore wind power capacity from 30 to 40 gigawatts by 2030.
Johnson added that within 10 years, offshore wind farms would be able to power every home in the country.
"Your kettle, your washing machine, your cooker, your heating, your plug-in electric vehicle - the whole lot of them will get their juice cleanly and without guilt from the breezes that blow around these islands," he said.
Johnson's announcement is the first stage of the U.K.'s 10-point plan
The British prime minister's announcement is the first stage of the government's 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution." Other parts of the program are expected to be announced later this year of 2020.
An independent Think tank Green Alliance's climate department's head, Caterina Brandmayr, said that Johnson is right that the best way to create jobs in every part of the U.K. is a green recovery project. She also explained that it could lead the world in tackling climate change and protect the world.
"The race is now on for the government and British businesses to replicate the success story of the offshore wind in electric vehicles, smart grid technology, and future-proofed homes," she added.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.