Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the new Labour party leader on Saturday after winning 59.5% of the vote. The candidates’ view on energy and climate change varied during the run-up to the vote. Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham were the only two candidates to have released a manifesto. Jeremy Corbyn in detail outlined his view on climate and energy policies (stating that once again Britain can lead an energy revolution), whereas Andy Burnham approached the issues from an environmental perspective referring to the debate over renewable energy and fracking. All in all, all of the four candidates, including Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall, have never held a climate-related position in the government to date. Czytaj dalej How hard will Corbyn fight the Tories’ energy plans?