26 April, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
While the energy crisis has been experienced globally, it also demonstrated that, in the long run, the security and sustainability of our national energy infrastructure are one and the same. Producing an abundance of low-cost, clean energy at home can help to safeguard us against future energy shortages and, at the same time, turbocharge our transition to net zero. To achieve this, we must go much further and faster in expanding our renewable energy infrastructure: for example, by cementing our world-leading capabilities in offshore wind production, investing in new technologies like green hydrogen, and building more onshore wind, solar farms and hydroelectric plants.
Labour’s plan to create a National Wealth Fund, investing in nine regional clusters, aims to do exactly this – while creating new jobs across the country. We must also consider the vital role of the planning system, securing local buy-in, and attracting private sector investment, to ensuring that new renewables infrastructure can be scaled up at pace.
Reform is delighted to host Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for the Green New Deal and Energy, to lead this roundtable and discuss Labour's vision for scaling-up renewable energy infrastructure across the UK.
This roundtable is in-person, invite-only and will be held under the Chatham House rule.