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Bye, bye, unspoilt landscape. Hello wind turbines and solar farms. That is what this really means

Labour’s plan to make the electricity grid zero-carbon by 2030 will cost taxpayers an extra £116billion over the next 11 years, according to new analysis.

The Tories are already committed to a net-zero power system by 2035 – which will cost the economy an additional £104billion over the same time frame.

But Policy Exchange, based on a report by consultants Aurora Energy Research, said ‘decarbonising the grid by 2030 is a fundamentally different proposition’ to the Government’s aim.

The think-tank said the shorter time frame will be harder to achieve as new nuclear power stations will not be operational.

Millions of tonnes of steel to build pylons will also be required and carbon capture technologies are unlikely to be ready.

It would require a big push on increasing renewable energy – such as wind and solar power – ‘to unrealistic levels’ in just four years.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer remains committed to decarbonising the grid by 2030.

But Aurora Energy said: ‘The extremely rapid and concurrent overhaul of the power system components would require a policy, planning and investment shift that is infeasible in the timeframe, and is unlikely to be supportable by existing supply chains and workforce skills.’

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