- The REA has welcomed today’s Labour Party announcements backing crucial investment in renewable energy and clean technology;
- Prioritising the sector’s potential as soon as possible will help to achieve Labour’s plan for 100 percent clean power generation by 2030;
- All political parties urged to focus on delivering new investment and growth for all renewable energy and clean technologies.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has welcomed today’s intervention by Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, which highlighted the importance of renewable energy and clean technology to gain “energy independence.”
In his New Year’s Speech, Starmer stated that clean British energy is nine times cheaper than imported fossil fuels, and that it should be backed by both public and private investment, highlighting several technologies supported by the REA, including wind, solar, hydrogen, and carbon capture.
The plan for 100 percent clean power generation by 2030 by forging public – private partnerships on energy is also a welcome measure, in the form of Great British Energy which would be “unleashed by public investment and private enterprise.”
Echoing Starmer’s criticism of the ban on onshore wind, the REA has urged all political parties to prioritise investment and growth across the renewable energy and clean technology sector, to address the joint climate and energy bill crises.
Amy MacConnachie, Director of External Affairs at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) said:
“The REA welcomes Sir Keir Starmer’s intervention today which prioritises investment in renewable energy and clean technology. He highlighted several technologies which are vital to achieve the UK’s Net Zero targets, including wind, solar, hydrogen, and carbon capture.
“It is clear that investment and decision making in the sector has been woefully delayed over the last few years, and whichever party wins at next General Election must unlock the abundant potential of our clean technologies.
“Moving forward, the REA continues to urge all political parties to focus on delivering the investment we need to grow the renewable energy industry.”