UK whisky industry set to create green jobs with £10m funding
New government funding has launched today to support green innovation in whisky and spirit distilleries across the UK.
Minister for Energy and Clean Growth Kwasi Kwarteng has announced the opening of the £10m Green Distilling Fund.
The fund will give backing to distilleries across the UK to harness energy sources such as low-carbon hydrogen, biomass and repurposed waste to power their operations.
The funding will help prevent pollution equivalent to emissions from 100,000 cars from entering the atmosphere, in a bid to support the UK’s legally-binding target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, commented: “Our plan to deliver a carbon-neutral future doesn’t just mean new jobs in new industries but helping some of our oldest industries to play their part as well.
“We want to harness the tremendous innovation of our distilleries so customers can enjoy their favourite tipple in the knowledge they are helping us to tackle climate change.”
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