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 […]

Jeremy Corbyn pledges £300m for energy and climate research

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged to establish a £300 million hi-tech research agency to help tackle energy security and climate change. He said the proposed US-style Advanced Research Agency would carry out “cutting edge” research and take advantage of the market for renewable energy. Mr Corbyn, who is battling Owen Smith for the Labour leadership, […]

Alan Whitehead resigns as Shadow Energy Minister

Alan Whitehead has said he is stepping down from his role as Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister. His announcement comes less than 24 hours after Barry Gardiner was promoted to replace Lisa Nandy as Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary who stepped down yesterday. Mr Whitehead is one of many Labour MPs to quit […]

Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy resigns

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary Lisa Nandy has resigned from her post. The news comes as Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing a vote of no confidence from his party MPs. Many have been critical of his leadership since his election in September. Ms Nandy, along with a few other Labour MPs, met with […]

Corbyn critisises Tory’s record on renewables

The gap between Britain’s current share of renewables and its 2020 target is the biggest in the European Union. That’s according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who challenged the Prime Minister on the government’s renewable energy record. Mr Cameron said: “We spent record sums helping developing countries to go green and in the next five years we are […]