Badenoch pledges £100bn green investment but slams eco-warriors for 'impoverishing' UK

Badenoch pledges £100bn green investment but slams eco-warriors for ‘impoverishing’ UK

Ms Badenoch said the plans, which will see Britain invest in cutting-edge green technologies, will “future-proof the UK”.

Kemi Badenoch has said the UK will drive up to £100bn of private investment into green industries.

The Secretary of State for International Trade hit out at climate change activists for “throwing soup at paintings in museums or gluing themselves to the road”, saying: “That’s not really my style.”

She warned the UK needs to tackle climate change “in a way that does not impoverish” the country.

Her comments come amid warnings that the UK battery start-up, Britishvolt, which had been developing a £3.8 billion gigafactory in Blyth, Northumberland, is facing potential administration, putting almost 300 jobs at risk.

In her speech, she also confirmed a £26 million finance package for the Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus, to support the export of zero emission buses around the world – including to Australia and Germany.

Last month, two Extinction Rebellion climate activists were arrested in Melbourne after glueing themselves to a Picasso painting at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Earlier this week, another Extinction Rebellion activist, Jelle de Graaf, glued himself to a desk on a Dutch talk show.

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