Labour has set out plans to make the UK a world-leading clean energy superpower by 2030 as an urgent priority.
This landmark plan will slash energy bills for good, create hundreds of thousands of good jobs, and make the UK energy secure, while providing global leadership in tackling the climate crisis. Labour has committed to delivering a zero-carbon electricity system by 2030, an ambitious but achievable target that would make the UK the world’s first major economy to do so.
Labour will build a power system run entirely by cheap, home-grown renewables and nuclear by the end of this decade. Working with businesses to crowd in private funding, and unions to ensure high quality jobs, Labour plans to more than quadruple offshore wind, triple solar, and double onshore wind by the end of this decade, while backing nuclear, hydrogen, and tidal power.
This world-leading commitment will give the UK energy security, make us an energy export superpower, tackle the climate crisis to leave a better world for our children, and, with renewables now nine times cheaper than gas, cut thousands of pounds off energy bills for good.
This policy is part of Labour’s Green Prosperity Plan to unleash the economic benefits of the green transition for communities across Britain.
Labour’s world-leading proposals will:
- Cut energy bills for good, saving UK households £93 billion over the rest of this decade; or a saving of £475 per household every year until 2030.
- Make the UK energy independent, freeing the UK from being exposed to the fluctuations of the global gas market, which has been too-easily manipulated by Vladimir Putin and petrostates.
- Reindustrialise the UK, supporting the creation of over 200,000 direct jobs and up to 260,000-300,000 indirect jobs over the decade.
- Tackle the climate crisis to leave a better world for our children by making the UK the first major economy to have a zero-emission power system.
Rachel Hopkins MP, Labour MP for Luton South said:
“People in Luton South need a Government on their side more than ever this winter as they face soaring household costs. They want long-term solutions to cut bills for good.
That is why Labour will turn the UK into a clean energy superpower.
Our plan for clean power by 2030 will save the British people £93 billion off their energy bills, and support our drive for higher growth and rising living standards.
This is a plan that will drive jobs, tackle the cost of living, and protect our home for future generations by tackling the climate crisis.”