The media collectively agreed that the Conservative Party 2019 election manifesto – published on Sunday- provided slim political or policy pickings, deliberately pared back to avoid the rest of the campaign becoming a hostage to fortune of the Tory Manifesto. It does, however, contain environmental and energy policies, including support for more nuclear, both fission and fusion.
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The manifesto itself contained relatively few green policy surprises, largely confirming a host of pre-announced measures that are designed to accelerate the pace of decarbonisation. As such, the manifesto states that a Conservative government’s first Budget would “prioritise the environment [through] investing in R&D; decarbonisation schemes; new flood defences, which will receive £4bn in new funding over the coming years; electric vehicle infrastructure including a national plug-in network and gigafactory; and clean energy”. It also promises unspecified support for gas for hydrogen production and nuclear energy, including fusion, alongside “increasing our commitment to renewables”.
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The Conservative Party manifesto, launched on Sunday, fails to lay out any policies for solar power or energy storage, despite the party’s net zero ambitions. Few details were given in the manifesto about the party’s plans for the energy sector if it is to win the general election, with offshore wind the only renewable technology highlighted.
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