The following is a short summary of what the 4 main political parties in the UK have said about renewable energy, linked to their respective manifesto pages.
Conservatives: Maintain the position as a global off-shore wind farm leader and building wind farms on Britain’s Islands.
- To meeting the global commitments on climate change.
Labour: A promise to meet the climate change targets already set out, by taking energy back into public ownership and investing in renewables.
- To creating more tidal lagoons.
Lib Dems: To more than double the green electricity usage percentage to 60% by 2030.
Government will give support for industries that manufacture electric and low emission vehicles.
A commitment to:
- Meeting the climate change targets set out in the Paris agreement.
- Supporting complimentary industries to renewables such as battery storage, hydrogen usage and smart grid technology.
- Creating more ‘green homes’ and making 0-carbon homes around the UK.
SNP: To meet 42% reduction in greenhouse gasses by 2020.
- To continue to support energy efficiency in Scotland.