RenewableUK is commenting on the Labour Party’s plans to develop renewable energy resources by increasing the deployment of onshore and offshore wind.
RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said:
“Labour is right to recognise that wind and renewables should be at the heart of a smart, low carbon energy system. Onshore wind is the lowest cost option for new power in the UK but is currently prevented from competing in the market, which means consumers will miss out on cheap electricity and billions of pounds of new investment across the UK being lost.
“Offshore wind can be the backbone of a clean, reliable and affordable energy system. Industry has set out plans to invest tens of billions of pounds in new projects and supply chains that will support over 27,000 jobs by 2030.
“We look forward to working with Labour as they add the detail to their plans, particularly on investment in supply chains to deliver this growth".
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