Last week, Labour unveiled changes to its commitment to investing £28 billion per year in green industries, opting for a more cautious approach.
Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves announced that the party would gradually increase investment from 2024, reaching the full £28 billion per year after 2027.
Under Labour’s proposed “fast-track” green scheme, national planning policy statements will be revised to actively promote the expansion of clean power generation.
Ed Miliband, Labour’s spokesperson on climate change, expressed his support for the plan, emphasising the negative impact of the government’s restriction on onshore wind.
He argued that since 2015, this ban has cost households an additional £180 per year on their energy bills.
However, Labour has reassured towns and villages that they will retain their authority to veto new developments.