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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Register to vote by midnight on 18 June 2024: GOV.UK: Register to vote. (opens new window) You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm on 19 June 2024 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)


Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Renewable energy

Most of the energy generated in the UK comes from non-renewable fossil fuels such as coal, gas and the uranium used in our nuclear power stations. Our transport needs are almost exclusively fuelled by petrol and diesel which are derived from oil (another fossil fuel). Burning fossil fuels releases significant amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into our atmosphere where it causes our climate to change via the greenhouse effect.

Renewable energy comes from natural resources such as:

  • sunlight
  • wind
  • rain
  • tides
  • geothermal heat.

They can be naturally replenished equal to or faster than they are consumed. Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy sources produce little or no carbon dioxide (CO2) when used.

Generally speaking, there are two types of renewable energy technology, those that produce electricity, for example solar photovoltaic (PV) systems or small scale wind turbines, and those that produce heat and hot water, for example solar water heating or wood fuelled heating. 

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