UK Election 2019: Is Climate Change a deal breaker for you?

Sian Berry  Co-leader of the Green Party on the launch of their general election campaign said: “Some things are even bigger than Brexit. This must be the climate election. The future won’t get another chance.”

The party says it would fund their climate change pledge of £100bn a year by borrowing £91.2bn a year, with an extra £9bn from “tax changes”.

The party also set out plans to make Britain carbon neutral by 2030.

Conservative party  has already committed to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, a move announced by former Prime Minister Theresa May before she left office earlier this year.

Boris Johnson led Conservatives on his election campaign said they have “a proper plan to continue reducing carbon emissions” which will build on the “400,000 low carbon jobs we’ve already created (while in government)”.

Labour has also set out some of its own environmental pledges, including a promise to cut UK carbon emissions by 10% through a home improvement programme.

A Labour government would fund £60bn of energy-saving upgrades, such as loft insulation, enhanced double glazing and new heating systems, by 2030.

The question now is which party and who do you trust to deliver on climate change and will it be a deal breaker for you?

 

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Labour to fund energy-saving upgrades with £60bn

Jeremy Corbyn the leader of the opposition party in UK Labour pledge to cut UK carbon emissions by 10% through the largest home improvement programme for decades.

He said a Labour government would fund £60bn of energy-saving upgrades, such as loft insulation, enhanced double glazing and new heating systems, by 2030.

 

Launching the policy on Sunday, Jeremy Corbyn said it “will create a sustainable energy network”, adding: “We cannot go on polluting our planet.”

The Conservatives said the plan would “wreck the economy” and “put up bills”.

Speaking about the policy – called “Warm Homes for All” – in south-west London, Mr Corbyn said that climate change would be a major part of the party’s election campaign.

“We cannot go on standing by while climate warming increases,” the Labour leader said.

Labour says low-income households will receive a grant to carry out the work on their homes, while wealthier households would receive interest-free loans for enhancements.

 

Households which take out the loan would pay it back through savings on energy bills, the party added.

Labour expects the project to cost £250bn – an average of £9,300 per home – but only £60bn would come as a cost to central government, it says.

Source: BBC News

Is Labour’s Zero carbon election pledge realistic?

Labour is promising to make all new-build homes “zero carbon” within three years, in an effort to curb housing shortages and tackle climate change.

A Labour government would introduce a “tough” standards for new builds which would see homes fitted with solar panels and not having gas boilers.

 

The party says it would save £200 a year per house in energy bills.

The Conservative Party described the plan as “unrealistic” and said it would slow house building.

The proposals would mean the day-to-day running of the new homes would not add extra carbon to the atmosphere.

This would be achieved through better efficiency standards and using low carbon and renewable energy sources, it said.

New homes would not be fitted with fossil fuel heating systems, such as gas boilers, as standard and would have “super-efficient insulation” and triple-glazed windows.

The last Labour government introduced regulations to make all homes “zero carbon” by 2016, but it was scrapped by the Conservatives six months before it was due to come into force, Labour said.

Asked about the added cost of installing greener heating, Labour’s shadow housing secretary John Healey said it would be a “relatively small” sum compared to the total cost of new builds.

“It’s totally do-able without big price increases,” he told Radio 4’s Today programme.

What do you think?

Source: BBC News

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