The Prime Minister’s British Energy Security Strategy promises a huge acceleration in the quest of domestic energy to reinforce the country’s independence.
The plan calls for the expansion of a broad variety of energy sources, including wind, solar, hydrogen, oil, and gas. In addition, by 2050, up to eight nuclear power reactors might be constructed, generating a fifth of the country’s energy.
The paper will also establish a new goal: by the end of the decade, all UK power will be carbon-free.
On Wednesday night, Mr Johnson said: “We’re setting out bold plans to scale up and accelerate affordable, clean and secure energy made in Britain, for Britain, in the decade ahead. This will reduce our dependence on power sources exposed to volatile international prices we cannot control, so we can enjoy greater energy self-sufficiency with cheaper bills.”
His policy comes in the wake of skyrocketing fuel prices as a result of worldwide shortages exacerbated by the Ukraine conflict.
Labour’s shadow climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, said: “Boris Johnson’s own energy strategy has failed on the sprint we needed on onshore wind and solar – the cheapest, cleanest forms of homegrown power.”