September 26, 2018

Wind and solar to drive Corbyn’s green revolution

Francis Elliott, Political Editor | Ben Webster | Esther Webber | The Times | September 26 2018 |

Jeremy Corbyn will serve notice today that a Labour government will hit landlords with new green taxes, double the number of countryside wind farms and aim to put solar panels on “every viable” roof in Britain.

The Labour leader hopes to get on the front foot after a conference dominated by disagreements over Brexit and held in the shadow of a bitter row over antisemitism with a pledge to “kick-start a green jobs revolution”.

He says that a Labour government would commit itself to reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. On taking power it would scrap planning limits on wind farms and significantly increase subsidies for renewable energy sources paid for in part from the party’s plan to borrow £250 billion.

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