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News 5 July 2024 Updated 8 July 2024

Our response to the results of the 2024 UK general election

Following the results of the 2024 UK general election, in which the Labour party gained a majority, Mike Thornton, chief executive of Energy Saving Trust said:  

“The clear ambition of the incoming UK Government to capitalise on the opportunities of meeting net zero is an essential step change that now needs to be matched with delivery.

“We welcome enabling policies designed to lower energy demand, scale up renewables and decarbonise the electricity grid. These are all crucial to strengthen the UK’s energy security and reduce carbon emissions.   

“The next five years will be pivotal for cutting energy bills and decarbonising our homes, businesses and communities. Following a period of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that ambition urgently turns into action. The energy crisis and climate emergency haven’t gone away.

“New Ministers must translate their bold ambitions into detailed roadmaps to insulate more homes, roll out low carbon heating and scale up renewable energy.  

“Giving long term signals will be crucial to provide certainty and clarity to both households and industry. With the Paris 2030 agreement deadline fast approaching, there is no time for delay. Through collaboration, determination and using proven delivery models, the incoming government can begin to deliver at the pace and scale we need. ”


Quote from Mike Thornton, Energy Saving Trust chief executive, on the 2024 UK general election results.

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