The UK government has announced £440 million (€521 million) in new funding for green construction projects as part of another raft of net zero announcements.
The net zero strategy sets out how carbon emissions will be reduced across the economy as part of the government’s net zero goals.
It includes £180 million (€213 million) for the development of plants which can create sustainable aviation fuel.
The government said the fuel, which produces more than 70% less carbon emissions than traditional jet fuel over its lifetime, could account for 10% of aviation fuel by the end of the decade.
Funding of £140 million (€165 million) for two new carbon capture clusters has also been announced. The clusters, which will be used for hydrogen production, will be located on the border of north Wales and Merseyside and in north-east England.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The UK’s path to ending our contribution to climate change will be paved with well-paid jobs, billions in investment and thriving green industries – powering our green industrial revolution across the country.
“By moving first and taking bold action, we will build a defining competitive edge in electric vehicles, offshore wind, carbon capture technology and more, whilst supporting people and businesses along the way.
“With the major climate summit COP26 just around the corner, our strategy sets the example for other countries to build back greener too as we lead the charge towards global net zero.”
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