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Britain to create 1 billion pound fund for clean energy technology

By Kylie MacLellan

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Downing Street in London, Britain September 20, 2019 Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will create a 1 billion pound ($1.25 billion) fund for scientists around the world to create and test new technology to help developing countries reduce carbon emissions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say on Monday.

 

At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Johnson will call for greater global action to tackle what he will describe as the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. He will also announce a 220 million pound fund to help save endangered animals like the black rhino, African elephant, snow leopard and Sumatran tiger.

 

The Ayrton Fund, named after British physicist and suffragette Hertha Ayrton, will consist of aid money for British and foreign scientists and engineers to develop new clean energy technology in partnership with developing countries.

 

"If we get this right, future generations will look back on climate change as a problem that we solved by determined global action and the prowess of technology," Johnson said in a statement ahead of his visit to New York.

 

"This innovative use of aid money benefits all of us and shows how we can use our aid budget to tackle climate change. The Ayrton Fund will back scientists and our world-leading tech industry – reducing emissions in the poorest countries with the help of our home-grown talent."

 

The money is intended help developing countries cut emissions through measures like using solar technology, improving large-scale battery technology to replace diesel generators, designing clean stoves to cut firewood use, using low-emission and electric vehicles and cutting emissions from factories in polluting industries like iron and steel.

 

The 220-million-pound biodiversity fund will also invest in projects to tackle illegal wildlife trade by strengthening law enforcement, training anti-poaching rangers and helping communities find alternative ways to make a living.

 

"We cannot just sit back and watch as priceless endangered species are wiped off the face of the earth by our own carelessness and criminality," Johnson said.

 

"We are ramping up UK efforts with a new action plan to save the natural world. And I’d like to see leaders in New York this week pledge to do the same."

Britain will also commit nearly 40 million pounds to protect and preserve the world's forests.

 

($1 = 0.8014 pounds)

 

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Deepa Babington)

 

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1 hour ago, Tug said:

Kudos!

Kudos if it’s done.

 

It is, like many of this government’s scatter cash proposals, reliant on the UK having a functioning economy.

 

While making this proposal the Prime Minister is elsewhere acting to put the economy at risk.

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He might want to add expat to the endangered animals list then again he might not bother that's the usual format from baloney man🤔

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Didn't Obama try that a few years ago, investing in Solar & Wind Energy?

Didn't go so well, did it. I recall a number of Bankruptcies & all of the money was eventually siphoned off, in one manner or another.

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Commendable thoughts.

The EU has a large number of such research projects. He does not like the EU. How does he want to avoid that there is no waste of money through Identical Double Research? In the end, cooperation in research in important future fields with other EU states? Btw Trump will not like to hear that with the coal.

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3 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

The money better spent on the already proven nuclear power to build more electricity generators. France has shown the way long ago and using it very successfully with no catastrophes.

The power for all those electric cars has to come from somewhere.

That of course apart from the rumours of improper disposal of nuclear waste, of which it was non unusual to hear years ago. :whistling:

Not blaming the French of course, nor anyone else, just those pesky rumours.

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This money will be wasted on endless rubbish solar and wind projects.....Tesla already had the answers over 100 years ago...

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1 minute ago, mauGR1 said:

That of course apart from the rumours of improper disposal of nuclear waste, of which it was non unusual to hear years ago. :whistling:

Not blaming the French of course, nor anyone else, just those pesky rumours.

Permanent storage is technologically easy, but governments just don't, apparently, want to spend the money.

If they do build deep storage bunkers, the disposal problem goes away.

Even better, use some of the money to develop ways to be able to recycle all the waste into new rods.

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3 hours ago, blazes said:

Chomper, if Jesus Christ himself turned up and offered you a ride to heaven, you would suspect him of being a Leaver and tell him to sod off.....

 

After all, he did bewilder his mates by Leaving his tomb three days after being laid to rest there.

 

If the UK, like most advanced countries, prints enough money to bring on some technological advancement, what could you possibly object to? 

I had learnt in school that religion and politics have something in common:  BELIEVE.

 

If you believe that someone left "his tomb 3 days after being laid to rest there", its up to your (religious) believe.

If you believe "prints enough money to bring on some technological advancement" it"s up to your (political) believe.

 

Nobody can ever improve if that "thing" with Jesus happened. But within a short time of your life we can improve, if enough printed money brought some "technological advancement" to the UK.

 

Let's wait and see/judge.

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