A recent YouGov poll has revealed that nearly two-thirds of the British public support the government investing in green steel, presenting a growing awareness of the critical timeline regarding sustainable action.
70% of the adults surveyed in the poll ‘prefer that the government invest in domestic steel to bolster jobs and manufacturing, rather than relying on imports’, stated a report by Deeside.com.
“The UK steel industry is at a critical juncture.''Henrik Adam, Tata Steel UK chairman
“The UK steel industry is at a critical juncture. We face a choice between relinquishing our steel self-sufficiency, resilience, and countless well-paying jobs, or pursuing a transformative path to future-proof our steel production,” said Tata Steel UK chairman, Henrik Adam.
The poll also found that 67% of British adults believe it is crucial to maintain a secure domestic supply of steel.
''Britain has a storied history in steelmaking, but it’s time to look ahead.''Henrik Adam, Tata Steel UK chairman
Adam continued, “Britain has a storied history in steelmaking, but it’s time to look ahead. We could spearhead the next technological evolution to produce green steel for powering our renewable energy infrastructure, electric vehicles, major projects, and green buildings.”
“In a fluctuating and uncertain global context, a robust domestic steel industry is a fundamental pillar of our economic independence, industrial resilience, and national security,” Adam concluded.