WHAT WE STAND FOR:
- Clean energy
- Affordable energy initiatives that provide income for local communities
- Investment in renewable energy and research
- Promoting electric vehicles, including bikes
- Improving air quality through reduced fossil fuel consumption
Renewable energy has enormous potential for Cornwall’s economy.
By taking full advantage of our capacity to produce solar, wind and wave power locally, Cornwall can produce more than enough electricity to meet local needs, with any surplus being sold to national energy companies.
Climate change is an urgent concern, and we want to ensure that Cornwall prepares for a reduction in fossil fuel use as soon as possible. Renewable energy offers the greatest opportunity to provide Cornwall with much-needed income while also growing local employment.
Renewable power production offers an opportunity to protect our environment, and strengthen our economy, for generations to come. We must ensure that future building developments make use of renewable alternatives and innovative technology.
Renewable energy from solar farms and wind turbines doesn’t just help save the planet, it’s also great for local communities.
Through the decentralisation of the energy market, communities are able to benefit directly from locally-owned renewable power initiatives and invest the profits into local services.
As well as providing a clean and sustainable source of power for Cornwall, renewable energy can become a major export creating thousands of much-needed jobs locally. Income from selling energy to the rest of the UK can be used to replace funding lost from EU convergence funding and central government, and will increase our self-reliance.
Cornwall blazed a trail of innovation during the industrial revolution. We now want it to be at the forefront of the global movement away from fossil fuels that are wreaking havoc on our climate and towards a greener, cleaner and more economically stable future.