Boris Johnson seeks advice on how to create 2 million green jobs 

Posted: November 13, 2020 by oldbrew in government, greenblob, ideology, net zero, Subsidies
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Tree planters required – no experience in climate saving necessary? Government announcement here.
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Investors are keen to create ‘green jobs’ in technologies such as nuclear, hydrogen and carbon capture but they are too expensive to work without subsidy, says The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF).

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking advice from industry on how to create green jobs in the U.K. as unemployment rose at the quickest pace in a decade.

The government is gathering a green jobs taskforce that seeks to create employment for 2 million by 2030.

Johnson is planning a major speech on how he will spur an industrial revolution in clean-energy technologies, part of a series of initiative leading up to global talks on climate change the U.K. will host next year.

The move also is aimed at helping the U.K. economy recover from the battering delivered by coronavirus lockdowns, with the number of workers being made redundant hitting a record.

With the government weighing a ban on diesel cars by 2035, it’s seeking to spur new technologies like electric vehicles and offshore wind power that can absorb workers from industries that are being wound down.

“Businesses desperately need a framework to plan and there’s been a lack of certainty about the future direction of travel,” said Kate Bell, head of rights, international, social and economic at the Trades Union Congress. “There is a need to get moving quickly.”

The government has once again delayed a much anticipated energy policy paper that will set a direction for how the U.K. will meet its target to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Comments
  1. Phoenix44 says:

    I have no doubt whatsoever that left to themselves businesses will invest and create jobs. There is no need whatsoever for a handful of “geniuses” in government to work out what jobs there should be and where. That used to be how Tories thought and Tories used to – rightly – laugh at those who believed they could centrally plan an economy. But apparently Boris’ squeeze knows better than Nobel prize winning economists on such matters, so central planning we shall have.

  2. oldbrew says:

    The manufacturing work often goes to countries with lower labour and materials costs e.g. China. Jobs that can’t be exported may go to locals: repair & maintenance, tree planting etc. Also – being a member of the jobs ‘task force’.
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    These Exercise Machines Turn Your Sweat Into Electricity

    For these gym-goers, it’s not just about their cardio fitness; their sweat is helping to make the planet a bit greener.
    https://spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/conservation/these-exercise-machines-turn-your-sweat-into-electricity

    Scale that up to 2 million 😅

  3. Gamecock says:

    Start making Avro Lancasters again.

  4. oldbrew says:

    The government has once again delayed a much anticipated energy policy paper that will set a direction for how the U.K. will meet its target to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    Maybe they have net zero idea how to do it without bankrupting the whole economy.

  5. Tom Hinton says:

    I assume that he’s thinking of the hordes that will be needed to dismantle the many millions of solar panels and the thousands of wind turbines as they reach the end of their useful lives.

  6. cognog2 says:

    It seems that Boris is getting most of his advice from Carrie Symonds these days. So there is competition here.

    My advice is that it is easy to create non-jobs for voting purpose; but far better to leave the creation of ACTUAL jobs to those who know how to do it. Otherwise you will build up trouble and Carrie wouldn’t like that.

  7. oldbrew says:

    2 million green jobs? No way, if Scotland is any guide…

    SNP Government blasted by trade unions over 28,000 green jobs ‘pipe dream’ – Daily Record

    https://scotlandagainstspin.org/2020/02/snp-government-blasted-by-trade-unions-over-28000-green-jobs-pipe-dream-daily-record/
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    Earth to Boris…hello?

  8. Paul Vaughan says:

    ” Boris Johnson seeks advice on how to create 2 million green jobs “

    Ants sir! Keep real lying on pill O talk.

    The truth (Why phi?) need not be a limiting factor in pill O (as in Orwell) talk.

    Cross words in puzzle “cause” “the movement” can’t afford circles.

    When Joe starts aware with chain, yule sea more-well (QOTSA“Restricted to everyone, everywhere, all the time”) than 2 mull UN green “jobs 4 monsters” in the “Paris sol”.

  9. Phil Salmon says:

    Jobs of any colour will be welcome in Britain’s looming financial catastrophe.

    Caught between the Britain-hating EU on one side, and a new equally anglophobic Irish president of the USA, Britain could do worse than join the new Asian trading block which also includes Australia and New Zealand:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54899254

  10. Phillip Bratby says:

    Surely Boris can do what Tony Bliar did. He can create 2million NHS net zero administrative jobs.

  11. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Didn’t they try this in the defunct Soviet Union?
    They pretend to pay us and we pretend to do work…

  12. oldbrew says:

  13. oldbrew says:

    Covid has already blown a very large hole in the exchequer, getting bigger all the time.

    Green new deal? Show us the money, and don’t say ‘carbon’ taxes. Fuel duties will shrivel up soon too.

    Update: cold shower from Treasury mandarins…

    UK Treasury pushing back against Boris’s costly green agenda
    Date: 15/11/20 The Observer

    ‘Boris Johnson’s much vaunted 10-point plan to ‘build back green’ is in doubt as government coffers face unprecedented pressure

    Boris Johnson’s plans to relaunch his premiership with a blitz of announcements on combating climate change and the creation of tens of thousands of new green jobs are meeting stiff resistance from the cash-strapped Treasury, the Observer has been told.’

    https://www.thegwpf.com/uk-treasury-pushing-back-against-boriss-costly-green-agenda/

    Unlucky 🙄

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