The Labour party has launched its Warm Homes for All initiative, which would see a wide scale rollout of renewables and low carbon technologies such as solar PV.
The UK’s solar capacity would need to nearly triple to 35GW to decarbonise by 2030, a report into the fastest path to decarbonisation over the next decade has found.
Brexit and the possibility of a general election leading to policy change, combined with the potential closure of the export tariff as the feed-in tariff regime comes to an end, will result in a “void” of uncertainty come March 2019.
The Labour Party has once again scrutinised the Conservative Party’s track record on renewables policy amidst a broader push on energy issues.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has strongly rebuked the government for its treatment of the domestic solar industry.
A leaked version of Labour’s prospective 2017 election manifesto includes an ambitious 60% renewable energy target as well as a host of other initiatives which could support solar.
Shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner has pledged to stimulate and support the UK’s decentralised energy sector during a major speech on the energy market this morning.
Lisa Nandy has resigned from her position as shadow energy secretary as opposition to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party continues to grow.