To mark the upcoming General Election, we’ll be publishing a post a day to highlight each parties stance on energy topics. We’ve trawled through all the manifestos to find what each party has promised and which position they will be taking with regards to the Energy market and energy matters.
Yesterday we discussed the The Electricity Grid and today we'll be finishing off with Green Economy. - Manifestos arranged alphabetically.
The Conservative Party.
We will spend more on research and development, to turn brilliant discoveries into practical products and transform the world’s industries – such as the batteries that will power a new generation of clean, efficient, electric vehicles.
The Green Party.
The UK must lead the world in building a green economy and investing in a viable future - one that respects and nurtures the natural systems on which we depend.
The Labour Party.
Building a clean economy of the future is the most important thing we must do for our children, our grandchildren and future generations…Renewable energy projects…can help create manufacturing and energy jobs.
We will work to support growth now and put in place a sustainable economy that will create growth for the future – an economy that works for the long term: prosperous, green, open and fair…We will reform fiduciary duty and company purpose rules to ensure that other considerations, such as…environmental standards…can be fully included in decisions made by directors and fund managers...We will reform the Regulatory Policy Committee to remove unnecessary regulation, reduce regulatory uncertainty, and support new markets and investment, particularly in low-carbon and resource-efficient innovation...We will develop a national skills strategy for key sectors, including low-carbon technologies, to help match skills and people.
The Scottish National Party.
Scotland has a wealth of onshore and offshore renewable energy potential which, if unlocked, can support thousands more jobs and further economic growth.
The UK Independence Party.
What do the Manifestos mean for your business and utility management? We’d love to hear your comments.
Tomorrow we'll be recapping on everything we've covered in the week and of course we'll be out voting!