Labour has pulled back from a pledge to spend £28bn a year on the green economy if it wins the upcoming general election.
The plan was first announced in 2021 but Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer blamed the “damage the Tories have done to the economy" for dropping the spending commitment.
"Every family knows that they've had to adjust their plans. We've now had to adjust our plans,” he said.
However, Labour stressed it was still committed to a major expansion of areas including wind generation, more environmentally-friendly steel production and the clean energy company GB Energy.
Reacting to the announcement, Greenpeace UK’s head of politics, Rebecca Newsom, said: “Dropping the pledge would be weak political, economic and climate leadership from Starmer before he’s even got his feet under the table. This is a vision worth fighting for, not retreating from.”