I have signed up to the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s (CPRE) campaign to call on the government to fully realise the potential of rooftop solar.
Putting solar panels on rooftops across the country would help generate the electricity we need, all while cutting our carbon emissions and sparing land for food, farming and nature.
As a Rooftop Solar Champion in parliament, I support:
1. The government setting a target for at least 60% of solar energy to be delivered through rooftop solar installations on new builds, commercial buildings and car parks.
2. Making solar PV or thermal panels a standard expectation for all suitable new builds.
3. Ofgem to require Distribution Network Operators across the country to invest in local grid capacity to better accommodate increased generation from solar and heat pumps.