Renewable energy

The world faces a huge threat in the form of the climate crisis. The Lib Dems will meet it head-on with £12bn worth of investment in renewables to transform the UK into a green economy and a world-leader in clean energy. The Lib Dems will deliver real change on the climate crisis - vote for Andrew George on December 12th

The Liberal Democrats will:

  • Support investment and innovation in cutting-edge energy technologies

  • Expand community and decentralised energy

  • Ban fracking because of its negative impacts on climate change and the local environment

Thanks to Liberal Democrat policies in government, the UK has made major strides in cutting emissions from power generation; wind power is now the cheapest form of electricity generation. Now we can go further: we aim to decarbonise the power sector completely, supporting renewables and household and community energy to create jobs and cut fossil fuel imports. We will:

  • Accelerate the deployment of renewable power, providing more funding, removing the Conservatives’ restrictions on solar and wind and building more interconnectors to guarantee security of supply; we aim to reach at least 80 per cent renewable electricity in the UK by 2030.
  • Expand community and decentralised energy, support councils to develop local electricity generation and require all new homes to be fitted with solar panels.
  • Ban fracking because of its negative impacts on climate change, the energy mix and the local environment.
  • Support investment and innovation in cutting-edge energy technologies, including tidal and wave power, energy storage, demand response, smart grids and hydrogen.
  • Provide an additional £12 billion over five years to support these commitments, and ensure that the National Infrastructure Commission, National Grid, the energy regulator Ofgem, and the Crown Estate work together to deliver our net zero climate objective.

Read more about our plan for a brighter future


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