RenewableUK Manifesto urges politicians to ramp up action to reach net zero target

Renewable UK has published its Manifesto for the general election, calling on politicians from all parties to maximise the generation of low-cost power from renewables and promote growth across the economy by ensuring the sector expands rapidly in the 2020s and beyond.

The new document, The Tipping Point: Clean Power at Net Zero Scale, calls for a clear strategy to ensure that the UK reaches its legally-binding net zero emissions target quickly and cheaply so that consumers and businesses reap the economic benefits. RenewableUK sets out its vision of rapid decarbonisation in the next decade, driven by increased ambition for largescale wind and innovative renewable technologies, as well as a new regulatory approach aligned to net zero.

To achieve this, RenewableUK is calling on parties to support an increased ambition for the expansion of offshore wind. The current Offshore Wind Sector Deal sets the goal of at least one-third of the UK’s power being generated from offshore wind by 2030 with 30 gigawatts (GW) installed. The latest auction for new clean power Contracts for Difference (CfDs) in September.