Ensuring affordable, reliable energy supplies is the responsibility of government.
|The Peoples Party must:
|triple UK generation capacity and upgrade the national grid accordingly
|support the construction of 12 large and 60 small modular reactors (SMRs) as the most practical and environmentally friendly solution to our energy needs and the maintenance of grid stability. Examine the potential for locations offshore as well as on land
|encourage the full exploitation of UK offshore wind and tidal resources
|support hot rocks, compressed air and battery plants to store energy
|encourage electrolysis plants to produce green hydrogen to replace fossil fuels in sectors that cannot be electrified
|facilitate the replacement of gas boilers with heat pumps/electric boilers. Train sufficient installers and provide incentives to update domestic heating systems
|stimulate domestic energy production through solar roofs and fences with the installation of suitable domestic battery storage to store surplus power and off peak energy
|support fracking to give secure and reliable gas supplies
|ensure homes are fully insulated
|actively promote electric cars and lorries
Energy must be clean, sustainable, dependable, plentiful and value for money.
The challenge of climate change means that we must switch to non fossil fuel sources as soon as possible. This requires decisions not dithering.
Electricity demand will increase dramatically as it provides power for transport, heating, and hydrogen production. We must invest to make sure that there is sufficient energy supply.