REA comments on Labour conference commitment towards renewables

  • The REA comments on the need for continued Governmental support in order to reach climate targets and progress renewable energy use

James Court, Policy & External Affairs Director, Renewable Energy Association (REA), said:

“Industry would be pleased to see a rise of the Government’s commitment towards renewables, with Labour’s 60% energy target both achievable, and necessary. Progress in the sector has advanced significantly since the Climate Change Act was introduced ten years ago, with renewables now the cheapest option to build the much needed new energy infrastructure.

“We are getting to a crunch point, with the 2020s a key period if the UK is to decarbonise, and as it stands there is a policy gap that needs closing if we are to hit the current climate targets. We need to remove the barriers for renewables and provide clear routes to market for many technologies currently blocked from competing.

“The industry needs policy, ambition and leadership if the UK is to benefit from cheaper, greener and smarter energy, and the huge potential for jobs this will bring.”


Notes to Editors

The REA is available for interview and to discuss this further. Please contact:

Hayley Allen

External Affairs Officer

+44 (0)20 7981 0862

[email protected]

About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)

The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicles. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.