Corbyn commits Labour to multi-billion ‘green revolution’ | Politics | News – UK

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In his keynote Labour conference speech, the Labour leader will say he wants to overhaul planning laws to ensure wind turbines and solar panels are built all over Britain.

Mr Corbyn will also call for £12billion of taxpayers cash to be spent on new green technology and home insulation in a drive to cut carbon emissions.

His speech on Wednesday is likely to trigger fresh warnings that a Labour government would sacrifice economic growth to the drive to go green.

Mr Corbyn will say: “There is no bigger threat facing humanity than climate change. We must lead by example.

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“Our energy plans would make Britain the only developed country outside Scandinavia to be on track to meet our climate change obligations.

 “That means working with unions representing the workforce to ensure jobs and skills are protected as we move towards a low-carbon economy.

“And it means working with industry to change the way we build, and to train the workforce to retrofit homes and work in the industries we will build.

“It needs a government committed to investing in renewables, in jobs and in training.

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“I can announce today that Labour will kick start a green jobs revolution.

“Our programme of investment and transformation to achieve a 60 percent reduction in emissions by 2030 will create over 400,000 skilled jobs, based here and on union rates, bringing skills and security to communities held back for too long.”

The Labour leader will also promise a “radical” plan to transform the economy.

“Ten years ago this month, the whole edifice of greed-is-good, deregulated financial capitalism, lauded for a generation as the only way to run a modern economy, came crashing to earth, with devastating consequences,” he is expected to tell conference delegates.

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”But instead of making essential changes to a broken economic system, the political and corporate establishment strained every sinew to bail out and prop up the system that led to the crash in the first place.

“People in this country know – they showed that in June last year – that the old way of running things isn’t working any more.

“That’s why Labour is offering a radical plan to rebuild and transform Britain.”

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