MPs and peers back Britain’s first regional renewable energy manifesto

Peter Batt

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Ben Bradshaw with Regen chief executive Merlin Hyman

Twenty-three MPs and Peers supported the development of a world-leading renewable energy industry in the south west of England today when they signed up to the UK’s first regional renewable energy manifesto at Westminster.

Signatory MPs include Liberal Democrat Sir Nick Harvey, Labour’s Ben Bradshaw and Conservative Charlotte Leslie.

Launched today at House of Commons by renewable energy not-for-profit organisation Regen SW, the manifesto sets out an ambitious target to deliver 34,000 high-value jobs in renewable energy this decade through eight specific commitments including supporting:

  • a consistent regulatory framework to incentivise long-term investment in renewables
  • investment in the national and local grid, and to roll out new ‘smart’ technology
  • putting communities at the heart of new energy developments

Regen’s research shows a rapid growth in renewable energy generation over the past 12 months, and more than 10,000 jobs in the sector…

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