The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called for “clear commitment and direction” from the next UK government on the Clean Growth Plan, despite the general election resulting in a hung parliament.

Several results are still to be announced, but no single political party will have an overall majority following the 8 June vote.

REA chief executive Nina Skorupska said: “In uncertain times, one thing all the main parties agree on is meeting our carbon budgets, the need for jobs, and cheaper bills.

“The renewable and clean tech industry has been waiting for nearly a year for the release of the Clean Growth Plan and it's now critical for us that we have a clear commitment and direction, no matter what shade of government.”

RenewableUK is urging the new government and opposition parties to put the development of renewables at the heart of energy policy, so that consumers can benefit from cheaper power.

It is calling for cross-party consensus on the need for decarbonisation and affordable energy.

R-UK chief executive Hugh McNeal said: “To maintain our world-beating offshore, onshore and wave and tidal sectors, we urge government to ensure a stable policy framework.

“With relatively simple support, in these unprecedented political times, renewable energy stands ready to deliver.”

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