Boris Johnson has announced a ten-point plan for what he is calling a "Green Industrial Revolution". The blueprint covers clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies in order to "forge ahead" with eradicating the UK contribution to climate change by 2050.
The first point is the ambitious target to produce enough offshore wind to power every home, which will be four times what we are currently producing. Point 7 covers homes and public buildings and says "Making our homes, schools and hospitals greener, warmer and more energy efficient, whilst creating 50,000 jobs by 2030, and a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028."
It goes on to say "Homes and public buildings: £1 billion next year into making new and existing homes and public buildings more efficient, extending the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme by a year and making public sector buildings greener and cutting bills for hospitals and schools, as part of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme."
Other plans include working with industry on low carbon hydrogen production to develop the first hydrogen heated town, an end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, and planting 30,000 hectares of trees every year.
Whilst there is not much detail included on how these points will be achieved, the press release confirms that further plans will follow over the next year.