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Published 27 June 2024

Category DecarbonisationNet Zero

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As the UK gears up for the general election on July 4th, 2024, energy policies and net zero commitments are in the spotlight. With significant changes due to affect the industry, professionals in the energy assessment sector aim to get a grasp of the stances of the major political parties. This blog post provides an overview of the highlights from the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat manifestos regarding net zero and energy policies. ...

As the UK gears up for the general election on July 4th, 2024, energy policies and net zero commitments are in the spotlight. With significant changes due to affect the industry, professionals in the energy assessment sector aim to get a grasp of the stances of the major political parties. This blog post provides an overview of the highlights from the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat manifestos regarding net zero and energy policies.

Conservative Party Manifesto: “Clear Plan, Bold Action, Secure Future”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak launched the Conservative Party’s manifesto on June 11th, outlining a series of commitments and new initiatives:

Notably, there is no specific mention of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) within the document.

Liberal Democrat Party Manifesto: “For a Fair Deal”

Launched by Sir Ed Davey on June 10th, the Liberal Democrat manifesto places a strong focus on climate change and achieving net zero by 2045. It promises the following actions: 

Labour Party Manifesto: “Change”

Sir Keir Starmer unveiled the Labour Party manifesto on June 13th. It aims to position the UK as a clean energy superpower by 2030. They have set out the following goals: 


You can find more details on each party’s manifestos by visiting their official websites:

Conservative Manifesto 2024

Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2024

Labour Manifesto 2024


Ultimately, the upcoming general election no doubt brings pivotal decisions that will shape the UK’s energy landscape. As energy assessors, staying informed about these political developments is essential to navigate the changes and continue contributing to the nation’s net zero goals.

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