Ex-Energy Minister Ed Davey elected as new leader of Liberal Democrats

The ex-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change defeated rival candidate Layla Moran by 42,756 votes to 24,564

Ofgem asked to help pre-paid customers amidst coronavirus fears

Ed Davey says the energy supply of around four million families dependent on pre-paid electricity could be affected by the pandemic

Three-quarters of Brits want government to do more to support renewables

More than two-thirds believe the government should be responsible for tackling climate change and reaching net zero

Election 2019: Liberal Democrat’s energy and climate policies

The party claims to be the only party with a “radical, credible and detailed plan” to tackle the climate emergency as soon as possible

Ed Davey returns as Lib Dem’s Shadow Energy Minister

The MP for Kingston and Surbiton served as Energy and Climate Change Secretary between 2012 and 2015

Lib Dem manifesto aims for zero carbon by 2050

The Liberal Democrats aim to set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% before 2040 and to zero by 2050. That’s according to the party’s election manifesto released earlier today, which outlines how their Air Quality Plan would slash air pollution by introducing a diesel scrappage scheme and a ban on the sale of […]

Lib Dems vote to scrap Hinkley plan

Liberal Democrats members have approved a motion to scrap Hinkley at their party conference. The vote follows Theresa May’s decision to give the final approval to the £18 billion project, the first nuclear plant in a generation, after she decided to review the project. Business, Energy and Industrial Secretary Greg Clark said: “We will introduce […]

20% of Labour and Lib Dems against fracking

A fifth of Liberal Democrat and Labour candidates have said they will oppose fracking despite their parties’ views. The Pledge, circulated by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, asked candidates to promise: “If my constituency is at risk of fracking, I will oppose it. If my constituency is not at risk, I will oppose fracking nationwide.” It […]

‘Unclear’ how Lib Dems will meet ambitious energy targets

The Liberal Democrats energy strategy in its manifesto has been welcomed but some in the industry say it’s “not yet clear” how the targets will be met. Mike Foster, Chief Executive of the Energy & Utilities Alliance (EUA) – a trade body that provides a leading industry voice to help shape the future policy direction […]

Lib Dems set out five green pledges

The Liberal Democrats have made five green pledges as part of its manifesto today. It was launched by leader Nick Clegg, who aims to put the environment “at the heart of government policy” and make energy-saving “a top infrastructure priority”. Green Transport Act The party will ensure every new bus and taxi is ultra-low emission […]