Published: 20th May 2019

Should they win a General Election, the Labour Party will install solar panels on a million social homes to tackle fuel poverty, providing residents with free energy and saving them an average of £117 a year on their bills. They say any unused electricity generated by the programme will be used by the national grid, which Labour would take into public ownership, raising an additional £66m per year for local authorities, they claim. The programme will be funded with interest-free loans, grants and changes to regulations. Labour estimates its policy will create 16,900 jobs and save 7.1 million tonnes of CO2, equivalent to taking 4 million cars off the UK’s roads. The plans will be announced tomorrow on a visit to Yorkshire by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Rebecca Long Bailey, Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary. Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘In this country, too often people are made to feel … (To read the full article, subscribe below)