Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled plans to create another 70,000 jobs in offshore windfarms part-owned by the public, as his party gears up for an election manifesto focusing on a green industrial revolution. The Labour leader visited a windfarm on Wednesday (9 October) as he launched his commitment to a further 37 offshore windfarms. They would be built with a mixture of public and private finance as Labour members voted for stringent targets of net-zero emissions by 2030 at their autumn conference. Under the party’s 10-year plan, the UK’s capacity for wind energy would increase by fivefold and benefit from an £83bn investment.
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Kwasi Kwarteng: A ‘no-deal’ Brexit will not compromise net zero. A ‘no-deal’ Brexit will not impact the UK’s ability to deliver on its 2050 net zero emissions target, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has claimed today, sparking immediate pushback from green groups monitoring the issue. In an exclusive interview with BusinessGreen, Kwarteng said Brexit will “not in any way” compromise the UK’s ability to hit net zero emissions in 2050, despite fears a no-deal Brexit could reverse progress on green standards and spark an economic downturn that would limit the UK’s ability to invest in the low carbon transition.
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