Boris Johnson announces partnership with Bill Gates on “green” investments

Boris Johnson and Bill Gates. The British Prime Minister has announced a £ 400million ($ 552million) partnership with the founder and famous Microsoft philanthropist to increase green investment in the UK by pledging to ‘extend’ new clean technologies. The UK has already pledged at least £ 200million for the development and deployment of green technologies, the Department for International Trade said, and Gates’ program will match that investment. A program that revolves around four technological areas: green hydrogen, long-term energy storage, sustainable aviation fuels and systems for capturing CO2 directly in the air. The partnership is “a boost to the UK’s vision of a green industrial revolution,” Johnson said. “We will only meet our ambitious climate goals if we rapidly deploy new technologies in areas such as green hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, technologies that seemed impossible just a few years ago.” The deal comes just two weeks before world leaders meet in Glasgow for the global climate talks known as COP 26.

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