Hexham’s MP has welcomed the Government’s publication of its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution.

Spanning clean energy, buildings, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the plan proposes to mobilise £12 billion of Government investment to create and support up to 250,000 highly-skilled green jobs in the UK and unlock three times as much private sector investment by 2030.

At the centre of the plan are the UK’s industrial heartlands. The green industrial revolution will provide jobs in companies and emerging industries across the North East and the north of the UK, the Conservatives said.

The plan aims to take advantage of export opportunities in new, global emerging markets in low carbon technologies and services.

Guy Opperman MP said: “I am really pleased that this Government is taking a joined-up approach to tackling climate change.

“Alongside the bold 10-point plan announced last week, and the Pensions Schemes Bill passed through Parliament, one of the key parts of this new legislation is to make everyone’s pension greener by encouraging and expecting investors to make pension portfolios climate friendly.

“So, at every level, whether national and industrial or private and financial, this Government is putting tackling climate change centre-stage.”

He added: “The Government has not lost sight of its ambitious plans to level up and create jobs across the country. As we rebuild from the impacts of Covid-19, we must build back better, greener, and faster.”