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    • ¬£160M scheme launched a competitive process to support the development of offshore wind manufacturing infrastructure.
      Energy | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, support the delivery of the sector's target of 60% UK content in offshore wind projects.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2022, establish the role which BECCS plays in reducing carbon emissions across the economy.
      Energy | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2040, aim to build a commercially viable fusion power plant.
      Energy | Target year: 2040 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By early 2030s, provide ¬£385M in Advanced Nuclear Fund for the next generation of nuclear technology to develop SMR design and build an AMR demonstrator.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, 40Gw in offshore wind and 1GW in floating wind, alongside low-cost renewable technologies.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2025, end coal in electricity mix.
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • The UK aims for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2028, grow the installation of electric heat pumps from 30,000 a year to 600,000 a year.
      Energy | Target year: 2028 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, the government will facilitate the deployment of CCUS in four clusters.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, offshore wind to reach 40GW including 1GW floating wind.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2032, industry and buildings to reduce emissions by up to 230MtCo2.
      Energy | Target year: 2032 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, capture 10MT of Co2 and invest up to ¬£1Bn to support the establishment of CCUS in four industrial clusters.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, UK to aim for 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity and pioneer hydrogen heating trials.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, offshore wind capacity is planned to quadruple and bring new jobs to ports and coastal areas.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, support up to 250,000 green jobs as part of the Ten Point Plan.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • End all coal in electricity mix by 2025
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2020

    • Between 2022-2026, ¬£500M of the ¬£1.5Bn voucher scheme for low income households
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2020

    • Between 2022-2026, ¬£4.7Bn for low-income households to support energy bills.
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2020

    • From 2020, over six years, to offer ¬£6.7Bn to the vulnerable and energy poor.
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2028, electric heat pumps to be installed from 30,000 a year to 600,000 a year.
      Energy | Target year: 2028 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • Produce 40GW of offshore wind by 2030
      Energy | Not applicable | Target year: 2030
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2025, a Hydrogen Neighbourhood village will be trialing.
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2026, from 2022 extend the energy company obligation and warm discount to ¬£475M a year.
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, require all rented non-domestic buildings to be Band B on Energy Performance
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, UK has the ambition to get to 5GW for low carbon hydrogen production capacity.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
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      Executive | 2021

    • By the end of 2023 we are set to increase renewables capacity by a further 15 per cent
      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2023 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2022

    • Our ambition is to deliver up to 50GW of offshore wind by 2030, including up to 5GW of innovative floating wind (further details p31)

      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2022

    • Solar: we expect a five-fold increase in deployment by 2035. "This could be up to 70GW of solar by 2035."


      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2022

    • Our aim is to lead the world once again in a technology we pioneered so that by 2050, up to a quarter of our power consumed in Great Britain is from nuclear (up to 24GW nuclear installed)

      Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2022

    • We will double our UK ambition for hydrogen production to up to 10GW by 2030, with at least half of this from electrolytic hydrogen. 
      There could be 240-500TWh low carbon hydrogen supply by 2050.
      More details on hydrogen targets page 32.

      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2022

    • Bring down costs of electricity  networks by up to £10 billion a year by 2050

      Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2022

    • 2030: 
      • Domestic gas production remains a core part of UK energy security
      • Large scale electrification to provide clean power to offshore platforms
      • 20-30MT CCUS target
      • Over 40% reduction in gas consumption

      2050: Net zero compatible oil and gas sector, supplying the UK economy

      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2022

    • By 2030, to achieve 50% local energy and decomission oil and gas.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
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      Executive | 2021

    • By 2030, ¬£14-16Bn to be invested in new technologies, especially CCSU and Hydrogen at scale.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
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      Executive | 2021

    • By 2030, commit the UK to the World Bank's Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2050, transform the UK Continental Shelf to be a net zero basin.
      Energy | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2025, commit ¬£122M funding to a new Heat Network Transformation Programme.
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, triple the amount of biomethane in the grid under the Green Gas SUpport Scheme.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2025, fuel poor households to achieve a minimum energy efficiency rating of Band D.
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • From 2022, the Warm Home Discount to be extended to 2025/26 to expand total spending from ¬£350M to ¬£475M a year.
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2020

    • From 2022-2026, Energy Company Obligation to support fuel poor consumers with up to ¬£300 on their energy bills.
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2022
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      Executive | 2020

    • BY 2030, all rented non-domestic buildings will be EPC Band B
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2028, ¬£50M to support delivery of upgrading homes to meet EPC band C.
      Energy | Target year: 2028 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity with potential for rapid expansion post-2030 and see 1GW production capacity by 2025.
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2021

    • By 2022, intend to launch the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund with £240M.
      Energy | Target year: 2022 | Base year: 2020
    • By 2024, £22Bn a year of public funding for R&D.
      Energy | Target year: 2024 | Base year: 2020
    • By 2023, first contracts to be allocated for the Hydrogen Business Model.
      Energy | Target year: 2023 | Base year: 2020
    • By 2023, enable up to 20% hydrogen blending on the netwroks.
      Energy | Target year: 2023 | Base year: 2020
    • By 2026, aim to consult in 2021 on 'hydrogen-ready' boilers
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2020
    • By 2030, prepare for hydrogen for heat trials.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
    • Between 2023 and 2032, use low carbon hydrogen enabled by 5GW production capacity to save 41MTCo2.
      Energy | Target year: 2032 | Base year: 2023
    • By 2030, there will be an advancement of floating offshore wind technology of 1GW.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2028, the domestic heat pump market should be ramped up to 600,000 installations.
      Energy | Target year: 2028 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • The Prime Minister announced that new petrol and diesel cars or vans are not to be sold after 2030.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • The government to establish a £240M Net Zero Hydrogen Fund.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • Ambition to capture 10 megatons of carbon dioxide per year by 2030.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • The UK government to achieve 40GW of offshore wind by 2030
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • The UK government end coal electricity generation no later than 2025.
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • Invest £1.3Bn in charging infrastructure for EVs, as petrol and diesel cars will be phased out by 2030.
      Energy | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • Provide up to £525M to bring both large-scale nuclear and invest further in nuclear technologies
      Energy | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • Extending the Energy Company Obligation to 2026 to improve the coldest homes.
      Energy | Target year: 2026 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • By 2028, there will be 600,000 heat pump installations per year.
      Energy | Target year: 2028 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • The UK aims for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030. This includes a £240M Net Zero Hydrogen Fund.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • Invest £160M into modern ports and manufacturing infrastructure, including employment in coastal regions.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, produce 40GW of offshore wind including 1GW of innovative floating offshore wind. The aim is to scale up x12 of the existing 2 offshore windfarms.
      Energy | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2020

    • The upcoming Energy White Paper aims to develop the energy system by 2050 to be in line with the Government's climate change goals. A set of actions are set out for 2030, including financing nuclear and other technologies.
      Energy | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
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      Executive | 2019

    • By 2032, the clean growth strategy will aim to halve greenhouse gas emissions from the public sector with the help of a £1Bn fund over the next year.
      Energy | Target year: 2032 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • The scheme is running till 2025, which promotes voluntary agreements to be made between the UK industry and the Environmental Agency to reduce energy and carbon dioxide emissions. In exchange, a reduction in electricity and fuel bill will be awarded based on efforts.
      Energy | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2013
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      Legislative | 2001

    •  Deliver 5 GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030, whilst halving emissions from oil and gas 
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
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      Executive | 2021

    •  Fully decarbonise our power system by 2035 
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 2021
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      Executive | 2021

    • Installation of 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028
      Energy | Not applicable | Target year: 2028
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • 12% of heat from renewable sources by 2020
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: N/A
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      Executive | 2011

    • Uptake of offshore wind of up to 16 GW by 2020 and much higher levels in the 2020s
      Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011
      Source:

      Executive | 2011

    • 12% of heat from renewable sources by 2020
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: N/A
      Source:

      Executive | 2011

    • Develop 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity
      Energy | Not applicable | Target year: 2030
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 (1GW by 2025)
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
      Source:

      Executive | 2021

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