Tory MP and member of the green-championing Conservative Environment Network Jo Gideon called for the government to do more to encourage steel producers to go green.
Gideon told City A.M: “Steel is a core part of our industrial heritage and net zero future. Demand for green steel is expected to rise significantly due to net zero commitments. We should offer UK steel producers more support to capture some of this market and safeguard their long-term competitiveness.
“The Treasury should also publish firm proposals for a carbon border adjustment mechanism, so higher-carbon steel imports can’t undercut British green steel producers.”