We will aim to decarbonise the electricity supply by 2030, through a combination of renewable generation and new nuclear power (including alternative nuclear generation methods such as Thorium power). Fossil fuel plants will be allowed to operate only if capturing 100% of their carbon emissions using CCS technology.
We will aim to decarbonise the electricity supply by 2030, through a comprehensive UK-wide programme of energy efficiency and renewable generation. New nuclear power stations are extremely expensive and unresponsive to demand, and are therefore not part of the new energy scenario.
Energy storage will form a significant part of the UK's R&D activity in the sector, and existing R&D programmes for the nuclear industry will be wound down or redirected towards battery and hydrogen technologies.
We will ensure that energy is generated from a mixture of UK and EU supplies by working towards the EU-wide DC supergrid. All non-EU supplies of energy will be minimised and eventually stopped in order to protect the UK from foreign coercion, or from incentivising an expeditionary foreign policy.
In order to stimulate the renewable power sector, all public sector organisations and National Infrastructure Organisations will be required to buy as much of their power as possible from zero-carbon sources, with a target to reach 100% as soon as possible.
Putting in place longer term, fixed rate energy buy back schemes will help the small scale, "do-it-yourself" renewable market flourish.
A longer term fixed rate buy back will also allow more people to get finance for installations on or near their homes.
In order to stimulate the renewable power sector, all public sector organisations and National Infrastructure Organisations will be required to buy as much of their power as possible from zero-carbon sources, with a target to reach 100% by 2020.
Remove confusing limitations currently in place about installations not created by accredited organisations to help individuals and small businesses get started.
Simplify buy back rates so that solar, wind, hydro and all other renewables share the same fixed tariff so as not to discriminate against any one technology.
Continuation of the Feed in Tariff, and the Renewable Heat Incentive. Strong focus on community involvement and participation, with a presumption in favour in the planning system for projects which have a greater than 50% legal ownership.
Forbid new fossil fuel extraction in the UK (such as oil drilling, fracking, or coal mining), except for non-combustion industrial purposes such as production of plastics or pharmaceuticals.
A complete moratorium on fracking, and tapered decreasing tax incentives for fossil fuel extraction.