Saturday 18 September 2021 / 2:01 PM Ed Miliband / Environment

Ed Miliband responds to energy firms talks with Government over gas price rises

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on energy firms holding talks with the Government over gas price increases, said:

“A basic duty of government is to ensure secure, affordable energy supplies for businesses and families.

“It is a fundamental failure of long-term government planning over the last decade that we are so exposed and vulnerable as a country and it is businesses and consumers that are paying the price.

“If we had been investing at sufficient scale in diverse, secure, zero carbon energy supplies and making energy efficiency a much bigger priority, we would not be in such a precarious position.

“Ministers must recognise the severity of the cost of living crisis now facing families as a result of rising energy prices and their unfair tax rise and cancel the cut to Universal Credit.

“They must also ensure security of supply and take the long term action to put in place a much more robust, resilient and diverse energy infrastructure.”