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What Each Political Party Promise for the Environment

At this moment we are 1 day away from the UK General Election and every one of your votes count more than ever to decide which party is to guide our country to greatness. There are 7 different political parties that are counting on your vote tomorrow. As you know we are an

environmental renewable energy company and something we have looked at closely is what each party has promised for the environment. Products we deal with such as Solar PV, Air Source Heat Pumps and Battery Storage all affect the environment in a positive way, so let's dive in and see what each party has promised to us.

Conservatives - Leader, Boris Johnson, has made his opinion quite clear on the topic of Brexit, but what are the main plans they have for the environment. Firstly, they plan to put £9.2bn into improving energy efficiency for homes, schools and hospitals. To continue the ban of fracking, until a safe way of doing it is found. Lastly, planting 30 million trees a year until 2024, that's at least 150 million trees!

Labour - The leader of the political party, Jeremy Corbyn, also has some great plans for the environment, which actually includes key renewable energy aspects. Aiming for net-zero energy emissions by the 2030's, including 90% electricity and 50% of heat from renewable and low-carbon sources by 2030. They are also wanting to lift the ban on new onshore wind farms and invest in new solar, tidal and wind energy. Their approach to planting trees is astronomical, wanting to plant 2 billion trees in England by 2040.

Liberal Democrats - Jo Swinson also has some promises for the environment in wanting to have a climate change plan to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045. Generating 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030. As well as wanting to plant 60 million trees a year until 2045.

Brexit Party - Nigel Farage has promised us to recycle all the waste in the UK and make it illegal to export it overseas. With him also mentioning to plant tens of millions of trees.

Green Party - A main point they have mentioned is that they want wind to give around 70% of the UK's electricity by 2030, with other renewable energy sources to give the rest of the percentage. Planting 700 million new trees and aiming for 50% of all farms being engaged in agroforestry by 2030. Finally, using £100bn a year for a decade to tackle climate change and making Britain carbon neutral by 2030.

Independent Group Change - Developing a diverse energy base using a range of renewables, including hydrogen and tidal. Furthermore, reaching carbon net zero by 2045.

UKIP - The last political party that has promised a positive impact on the environment, having said they're wanting an end to subsidies for wind turbines and large areas of solar panels.

That might be a lot of information to digest at this time, but that is all you need to know about what each political party is promising for the environment and the renewable energy sector. Make sure to have your say on the General Election tomorrow, every vote counts!

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Author - Matthew McKone 11/12/19

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