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  • now, ministers at Westminster have unveiled plans for what they say is a green industrial revolution to hit the U.

  • K target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 from 2030 thesafeside of new diesel only and petrol only cars will be banned.

  • That's a decade earlier than originally planned, but some hybrid vehicles will be allowed.

  • There will be more money for new nuclear power, including 16 many nuclear power plants on the target to replace 600,000 gas boilers a year by 2028.

  • And that's by installing low energy heat pumps.

  • To carry out these plans, the UK government has committed £4 billion in new spending.

  • It says it's part of a broader £12 billion package on it hopes the 250,000 new jobs will be created in the green sector with more details.

  • Here's our business editor, Simon Jack.

  • Eliminating carbon emissions is a mammoth project which will need a lot of tools wind power, a new generation of nuclear energy to replace the old, an electrifying transport.

  • All of them were included in the government's 10 point plan for what it's calling a green industrial revolution But it's projects like this one in Oxford, which may prove the unlikely frontline in the battle against climate change.

  • When you think of a huge issue like climate change, you might think of international summits.

  • Extinction, rebellion, protest offshore wind turbines.

  • But the truth is, is that if we're going to get to net zero, the way we heat our homes is one of the toughest nuts to crack.

  • This is an industrial revolution.

  • They'll be coming right to our front doors.

  • These pipes extract heat from under the ground, which is pumped into the home for heating and hot water.

  • It's a replacement technology for the 25 million gas boilers, which will have to be ripped out.

  • Gas boilers are going way cannot continue to do what we've done for for years and years and years on.

  • I believe the future is heat pumps.

  • The technology exists today.

  • Local resident Paul Brennan told me why he agreed to be part of this Housing association pilot scheme.

  • Initial attraction waas The bills cheaper the electricity bill be cheaper, and that in itself a lover, not con effect in terms of being better for the environment.

  • Using a letter resources.

  • For instance, each house cost nearly £15,000 to convert.

  • That's why this is going to be so difficult.

  • Easier by comparison, a technology that has come of age and down in price.

  • It's bought environmental issues in people's minds.

  • Nevertheless, bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by a whole decade from 2040 to 2030 will get car on his attention.

  • It is ambitious, but I think it's achievable.

  • The charging infrastructure has got to grow, but that's a bit of a chicken and egg situation, because the cars aren't on the road yet.

  • Onda.

  • We need the manufacturers to roll out new models.

  • Technology to extract and store carbon from heavy industry will see investment, along with experiments in hydrogen and small nuclear reactors.

  • So does it constitute a revolution?

  • It's an exciting day in terms off getting us back on the front foot.

  • Is it enough?

  • No, of course it's not enough, and we'll be looking next week to the chancellor in terms off what's coming out of the spending review.

  • The Committee on Climate Change estimates it required £30 billion and investment every year for the next 30 years, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, where the government led private investment would follow.

  • We think the amount of money that we're investing in this will be dwarfed by the amount of money that comes in from, of course, those new technologies on people wanting to invest in this sector.

  • The important thing is government is leading the way.

  • Perhaps not a revolution, but a down payment on a green future the government hopes will create new jobs, even new industries along the way.

  • Simon Jack, BBC News.

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