We would recommend that you contact the Green Party directly for an answer. Our understanding is that the Green Party is opposed to the use of fossil fuels (such as coal and gas) and nuclear power. Instead, it advocates that the UK should rely on sustainable sources of energy such as wind and solar power. For this reason the Green Party is opposed to hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ as it’s commonly known.
Professor Richard Selley from Imperial College London said: “Renewable energy, solar, wind and batteries for hybrid cars, etc. all use rare earth minerals. 80% of the world’s supply comes from Northern Mongolia from two huge opencast mines that can be seen from space satellites. These minerals are mined, refined, and shipped all around the world. Some of the elements used in renewables, such as cadmium, are so toxic that when no longer used, have to be disposed of in a manner akin to nuclear waste disposal. Furthermore, 80% of the UK’s homes have access to gas for cooking and heating. To switch to using electricity from the renewable energy sources would necessitate reconfiguring the National Power Grid at crippling expense.”