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UK Government holds first meeting of the new Green Jobs Delivery Group which was set up to help power what is hoped will be the country’s 'green industrial revolution'


By Scott Maclennan


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Hornsea One offshore wind farm.
Hornsea One offshore wind farm.

The UK’s new Green Jobs Delivery Group has held its inaugural meeting to help power what is hoped will be the country’s “green industrial revolution.”

Leaders from business, industry, trade unions and academia aim to upskill and train a workforce of the future by creating and supporting up to 480,000 skilled well-paid green jobs by 2030.

The UK government’s support for the green industrial revolution will help unlock up to £100 billion of private investment by 2030, by which point 95 per cent of electricity could be low carbon.

That means a lot more skilled workers will be needed to build electric vehicles, manufacture and install heat pumps, hydrogen boilers, wind turbines and solar panels, as well as insulate homes and other buildings.

UK energy minister Greg Hands said: “We will need tens of thousands of skilled workers for our clean transition and to boost energy security; and well-paid green jobs will help with the cost of living. Spreading opportunity by levelling up all parts of the country.”

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