Jeremy Corbyn promises 500% increase in offshore wind capacity

The Labour Party leader said the move would create nearly 70,000 jobs and 37 new wind farms across the country

Jeremy Corbyn: Fracking will make hitting 2050 net zero goal ‘impossible’

The Labour Party says even if progress continues at its current rate, the goal will be missed by nearly 50 years

Corbyn: ‘UK must stop passing the buck on climate change to poorer nations’

The Leader of the Labour Party has stressed the UK must measure the emissions from imports, as well as from production

UK becomes first country to declare climate change emergency

MPs approved the motion yesterday put forward by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn vows to create 400,000 green jobs

The Labour Party has said it will plough investment into building new renewable infrastructure

Jeremy Corbyn vows energy co-operation post-Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed the Labour Party would make sure the UK remains part of the EU’s internal energy market (IEM) and the Euratom nuclear co-operation treaty after Brexit. In a speech focussed on the country’s future trading relations, the Leader of the Opposition said continued membership of the IEM is essential to the development […]

Corbyn: Public ownership of energy system will tackle ‘climate catastrophe’

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn believes returning Britain’s energy system to public ownership is the best way of going green and averting the “climate catastrophe”. He made the statement during a speech on Saturday at the Labour Party’s one day conference on alternative models of ownership in London. Mr Corbyn said: “The challenge of climate change […]

General election ‘has increased energy investment risks’

  The main problem caused by the general election is that is has created more risk at a time when large energy investments are urgently required. That’s according to Jeremy Nicholson, Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG), who spoke to ELN outside Westminster Palace last Friday following the results of the national vote. He said: “Of […]

Industry reacts to Labour’s plans

The official release of the Labour Party’s election manifesto  has already gathered mixed reactions from the UK’s energy industry. It outlines a series of proposed change-ups for the sector, including scrapping the National Grid in favour of decentralised energy systems, banning fracking, introducing price caps and pushing for increased renewable generation. Fracking ban UKOOG, the […]

Jeremy Corbyn pledges energy policy ‘for the 60m, not the Big Six’

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to create an energy policy “for the 60 million, not the Big Six” if he becomes Prime Minister. In his ‘Environmental Manifesto’, the Labour leader says he aims to deliver clean and affordable electricity and heating by promoting the growth and creation of local companies. Mr Corbyn, who is battling Owen Smith for […]