Tuesday 5 October 2021 / 5:32 PM Climate Change / Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband comments on proposed target for UK electricity generation to be fossil fuel free by 2035

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the proposed target for UK electricity generation to be fossil fuel free by 2035, said:

“Another day, another distant target from government not backed by a plan.

“There is a yawning chasm between this government’s promises on climate and their failure to deliver them. Pledges not supported by policy or investment is greenwashing, plain and simple.

“Unlike the Conservatives, Labour is committed to scaling up our zero carbon energy supply and has pledged to invest at scale to tackle the climate crisis. Meanwhile, climate action barely featured in Rishi Sunak’s conference speech and he appears deeply uncommitted to this agenda.

“It is the Government’s failure on zero carbon energy that has left our country so reliant on the international gas market and vulnerable to soaring gas prices. The Conservatives just cannot be trusted on climate or tackling the cost of living crisis.”