ADBA welcomes Labour’s green manifesto pledges

Labour has today published its party manifesto document, which includes a number of key commitments for the renewables industry.

The manifesto includes pledges to:

  • Create an Energy Security Board to plan and deliver the UK’s energy mix; including a commitment to green gas.
  • Introduce a legal target to remove the carbon from our electricity supply by 2030.
  • Give additional powers to the Green Investment Bank.
  • Create a million additional green jobs.

ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, commented:

Labour’s manifesto commitment to support green gas is hugely welcome. Alongside the commitment to a target for decarbonising our electricity supply by 2030, it represents a strong commitment to low carbon energy.  

To maximise the potential contribution from biogas, the party will need to go further on their resources policy, by helping councils and businesses segregate food waste and ensure it is available for anaerobic digestion.

We wait with anticipation to see what the other major parties’ manifestos will offer in the week ahead, however, today’s announcement by the Labour party represents positive news for the AD industry.

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