Energy

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.