Calling for "socialisation of energy," Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the UK Labour Party
Sept 12, 2015: Victory speech refers to "grotesque attacks on our environment here and around the world." New leader emphasizes strong support for unions.
Corbyn was the clear winner in the leadership contest, with 59.5% of the vote.
Corbyn's Radical Energy and Climate Message
In July, Corbyn's campaign released a major statement on energy and climate change titled Protect Our Planet. The statement can be downloaded from the TUED website.The statement said Britain should be "providing international leadership on climate change" and "an end to the era of fossil fuels,” and “carbon-free electricity by 2030.”
“We must socialise our energy supply and move toward breaking-up the failing energy cartel."
“We must take action now to keep fossil fuels in the ground – end dirty energy handouts, ban fracking and set a target date to end new fossil fuel extraction, and begin to phase out high polluting coal power stations with support for workers to re-train.”