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Putting £26 million in Context

As part of the COP 26 push, the prime minister also highlighted the £2bn that the government has agreed to spend on meeting the net zero target, including up to £1bn to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles, £222m for research into nuclear fusion, and £26m for carbon capture technology.

It is interesting to see the difference in order of magtnitude between the three schemes. Even though the text does state the sizes of the investments, the numbers don't really call out the relative importance, all three scheems look about the same in the paragraph.

I don't have much of an issue with the allocation. My only concern is that the carbon capture seems like a waste of resources. Not that the technology can't work or help reduce emissions, but that we have been here before, the UK government has prommised investment previously only to pull out at the last minute. I wonder if this time it will be truly different of if Lucy tricks Charlie Brown again

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