The green industrial revolution to drive net zero
The Government’s bold strategy published on 18th November 2020 launched a ten-point plan as the race for net zero continues. Calling it our green industrial revolution – drawing parallels with the innovation demonstrated by industry leaders during the UK’s first industrial revolution some 250 years ago.
From advancing offshore wind, to exploring carbon capture and storage – the ambitious plan pledges £12 billion in Government investment to drive the race for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Providing up to 250,000 job opportunities by 2030
Realising this vision will also provide a wealth of opportunities for new jobs and skills. With around 90,000 job vacancies expected across the initial plans, rising to 250,000 by 2030.
- Offshore wind ambitions expected to support up to 60,000 jobs by 2030
- Small and Advanced Nuclear Reactors potentially providing 10,000 jobs during construction
- Developing low carbon hydrogen could support 8,000 jobs by 2030
- Decarbonising public transport could deliver 3,000 jobs by 2025
- Smarter, greener building developments creating 50,000 jobs by 2030
- Carbon capture clusters supporting 50,000 jobs by 2030 in Humber, Teesside, Merseyside, Grangemouth and Port Talbot
We all have a part to play
As the world’s leading energy and engineering companies restrengthen their future growth and diversification plans to meet this agenda, we’ll be right there beside them. Supporting them to identify the best talent and expertise to bring their visions to life.
We welcome to Government’s ten-point plan to embark on a green industrial revolution – knowing the enormous potential it will have to place the UK on the map for innovation.
With it comes a huge opportunity to create long-term career opportunities across a range of industries. By upskilling and cross training hundreds and thousands of people we will position our country as a leader for emerging technologies.David Redmayne, CEO, NRL Group