General election: Boris Johnson promises ‘green revolution’

The Conservative Party has pledged it will invest £500m in electric car charging infrastructure, boost offshore wind capacity by a further 10GW in ten years and provide more funding to decarbonise heavy industry.

In a speech at the Coventry factory of the London EV Company, prime minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that the government was already carrying out an “infrastructure revolution” and would “invest more to support electric vehicle technology” if it is reelected in December.

Johnson said a future government would embark on a programme of building “thousands of superb new homes on brownfield sites”, planting “millions of trees not just because they are beautiful but because they will help us to deal with flooding and with climate change”.

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