Energy

  • UKIP will repeal the Climate Change Act 2008 which costs the economy ¬£18bn a year.
  • UKIP supports a diverse energy market including coal, nuclear, shale gas, geo-thermal, tidal, solar, conventional gas and oil.
  • We will scrap the Large Combustion Plant Directive and encourage the re-development of British power stations, as well as industrial units providing on-site power generation.
  • UKIP supports the development of shale gas with proper safeguards for the local environment.¬†Community Improvement Levy money from the development of shale gas fields will be earmarked for lower council taxes or community projects within the local authority being developed.
  • There will be no new subsidies for wind farms and solar arrays.
  • UKIP will abolish green taxes and charges in order to reduce fuel bills.