SNP manifesto: ‘Energy price cap is necessary’

The Scottish National Party (SNP) is copying the Tories and backs a price cap for standard variable tariffs. A pledge in its manifesto the SNP outlines how MPs plan to provide more than £500 million of energy efficiency support, reduce the number of people on pre-payment meters and immediately implement the Competition and Markets Authority’s recommendations on metering. Nicola […]

Industry reacts to Conservative manifesto

The official release of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto has already gathered a variety of reactions from the UK’s energy industry. It outlines a series of proposals for the sector, including making the UK’s energy costs more affordable and competitive, increasing the fairness of the retail market, continuing to pursue offshore wind, encouraging the fracking […]

Tory manifesto calls for cheap and competitive energy

The Conservative Party aims to ensure the cost of energy in the UK remains affordable and competitive. That’s according to its election manifesto released earlier today, in which the party says it would commission an independent review to see how this can be achieved whilst simultaneously ensuring reliable supply and working towards 2050 carbon reduction objectives. The manifesto also outlines […]

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 […]

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 […]

Labour Party Manifesto: 60% of UK’s energy to go green by 2030

The Labour Party’s energy policy would ensure at least 60% of the UK’s energy comes from zero-carbon or renewable sources by 2030. That’s according to its manifesto, which was officially released earlier today and outlines how investments in green gas and renewable electricity production would be used to ensure security of energy supply and ‘keep […]

UK ‘must maintain climate change commitments’

A renewable energy industry body has said the UK must maintain its commitments to climate change targets. Scottish Renewables’ manifesto, launched ahead of the general election next month, details how it thinks the government can best ensure affordable energy and clean growth in the future. It highlights the importance of unlocking investment in the lowest-cost […]

UK ‘can be leader in storage, EVs, smart grids’

The UK can be a leader in numerous low carbon sectors, including solar, bioenergy, electric vehicles, energy storage and smart grids. That’s according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which has launched its ‘Manifesto for Growth’ ahead of the general election. The trade body believes a low cost and low carbon energy system provides “huge […]

Is Labour planning to renationalise energy sector?

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is reportedly planning to renationalise parts of the energy industry if his party wins the general election. Leaked drafts of the party’s manifesto promises to “take energy back into public ownership to deliver renewable energy, affordability for consumers and democratic control”. Reports suggest Mr Corbyn would have at least one publicly-owned […]

Energy UK sets out key principles for next government

The trade body for the UK gas and electricity industry has laid out key principles it suggests the political parties must adopt as part of their general election manifestos. Energy UK believes a well-functioning retail market must be one where competition drives innovation and improvements in customer service, where consumers engage to get the best […]