Johnson to pledge all green electricity by 2035

The Prime Minister will announce that all of UK’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2035.

After a period of uncertainty over gas, Johnson will seek to move the country away from its remaining dependency on fossil fuels to ensure energy security as well as meeting the decarbonisation aims that the Government has set for 2050.

The result of the pledge will see a major commitment to increase the spending on non-emitting sources such as renewable and nuclear energy. The UK will need to scale up renewables faster than they currently are to achieve this commitment to green electricity.

Commenting on the move, RenewableUK’s chief executive Dan McGrail said: “Scaling up on renewables is the best way to protect British consumers from gas price shocks and meet net-zero. Wind alone is already generating a quarter of the UK’s electricity and our offshore wind capacity is set to quadruple by 2030. Boris Johnson deserves credit for backing the Climate Change Committee's urgent call to decarbonise electricity by 2035, but to make this a reality we need to move even faster, building more onshore and offshore wind projects without delay, as well as harnessing the full potential of innovative technologies like floating wind, renewable hydrogen and marine energy.”

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