Government Pledges Every Home In The UK Will Be Powered By Offshore Wind Farm By 2030

At the virtual Conservative party conference on Tuesday 6th October, the PM pledged that offshore wind farms will generate enough electricity to power every home in the UK within a decade – raising Government’s target for offshore wind power capacity from 30 gigawatts to 40 gigawatts.

He said the UK would “become the world leader in low-cost clean power generation" comparing the UK’s resources in offshore wind to Saudi Arabia’s oil wealth.

The Government also announces a £160m plan to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines to help the country "build back greener".  This investment aims to rapidly create about 2,000 construction jobs and support up to 60,000 jobs by 2030.

These commitments are the first stage of a 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" from the government.