The REA is delighted to announce the launch of the REA Manifesto in advance of the next UK General Election. The Manifesto sets out how the next Government can support the transition to a decarbonised energy system and a sustainable UK economy.

The REA is working towards a future built on renewable energy and clean technology. We represent over 500 member companies from across the renewable energy, clean technology and circular bio-resources industry, who are decarbonising the complete energy system across heat, transport, and power as well as moving to a more circular economy.

Our ambition is to work closely with the next government to develop a stable, consistent policy and investment environment so that our members can transition the UK to a 100% renewable energy and clean technology system by 2050, delivering net zero and prosperity for the UK.

The REA Strategy previously set out a decarbonisation pathway for how this ambition can be achieved. By 2035 it will be possible for the majority of energy demand in the heat and transport sectors to be met from renewable and clean technologies, while our power system can be fully decarbonised early in the 2030s.

The REA’s strength is our holistic view of the changing resource and energy landscape. This makes us perfectly positioned to support the next government in delivering its legally binding net zero commitments and advise on overcoming the barriers to clean growth.

The REA Manifesto sets out transformational policy that will decarbonise the whole energy system, first considering pan-sectoral issues, before describing how the next government can decarbonise power, heat, transport and circular bioresources in turn.

Read the full manifesto here.