Tory-led Government's energy policy is in turmoil

Published on Monday, 08 October 2012 15:21
Posted by Scott Buckler

Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, commenting on the letter from seven global electricity and nuclear technology companies to Ed Davey MP..

..threatening to withdraw plans for hundreds of millions of pounds of future investment in Britain because of the Government's watering down of green commitments, said:

"The Tory-led Government's energy policy is in turmoil with division and incompetence harming the UK's ability to secure investment for low carbon energy and jobs, fairer prices and more competition.

"The transformation of our economy and a new energy industrial revolution are a huge opportunity, with the potential to create 400,000 jobs and support growth, when we need them more than ever. We need a One Nation government which will seize the opportunity to create jobs and growth across Britain, but instead with this Tory-led Government and their Lib Dem allies, Britain risks falling even further behind, sending jobs, growth and industries that should be coming to this country overseas."

Source: ©Labour

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