REA comments on the Green Party’s ‘Carbon Chancellor’ announcement

  • The Green Party has announced its plans to introduce a ‘Carbon Chancellor’ to Number 11 if elected 
  • The Carbon Chancellor would head up a new Department for the Green New Deal

Commenting on the announcement, Amy MacConnachie, Head of External Affairs at the Renewable Energy Association (REA) said:

“The REA welcomes the Green Party’s policy announcement today, to appoint a Carbon Chancellor. They have identified a weak link in the UK’s ambitions to decarbonise the country; the Treasury. The efforts of industry, businesses and civilians will be undermined if the Treasury is not on board. However, Treasury’s wholehearted support could cement the UK as a global leader in clean growth.

“At the REA, we are calling on all parties to adopt a Net Zero Treasury test, to be set by the Committee on Climate Change and enforced by an independent body, to ensure that all Government funding released by the Treasury does not impede the UK’s journey towards a wholly decarbonised economy.”


For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Amy MacConnachie
Head of External Affairs
+44 (0)20 7925 3570
[email protected]

Notes to editors

• The REA’s five manifesto calls can be found here.

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 vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.

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