Theresa May launched the Conservative’s election manifesto today. Here’s the page relevant to energy policy (click for bigger version):
Here are some of the key points:
- We want to make sure that the cost of energy in Britain is internationally competitive, both for businesses and households
- We will therefore commission an independent review into the Cost of Energy
- We do not believe that more large-scale onshore wind power is right for England
- We will therefore develop the shale industry in Britain
The whole manifesto can be read here. Despite relegating the green agenda to the dustbin of history, as GWPF put it, the manifesto claims a couple of times that the UK is at the forefront of global action against climate change. The manifesto remains committed to the 80% emissions reduction by 2050 enshrined in the Climate Change Act, but unlike the Labour and LibDem manifestos, there is no unrealistic 2030 target.