Industry organisation RenewableUK has called on the incoming UK Government to put renewables at the heart of a “strong energy future” for the UK.

Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “The next Government has a clear opportunity to ensure that the renewable energy sector can continue to grow and deliver even cheaper electricity to UK homes and businesses.

“The first steps to achieving this include confirming existing investment commitments, and ensuring a competitive process is in place to secure cheap new generation.

“We need a transparent procurement system that is fair to all technologies.”

Four key measures

In its General Election manifesto, the trade body outlined four key measures it wants to see implemented:

  • keep consumer energy bills down by investing in domestic, affordable, low-carbon power;
  • set a long-term, low-carbon vision for the energy system;
  • build flexible, and smart energy infrastructure that matches the needs of consumers, industry and the economy;
  • and secure the economic and export opportunities of renewable energy and its supply chains for Britain as it leaves the European Union.

> Download RenewableUK's manifesto