Tuesday 6 October 2020 / 9:45 AM Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband responds to the Government’s offshore wind announcement

Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, responding to the Government’s offshore wind announcement, said:

“Nothing in the Prime minister’s re-announcement today on wind energy targets will tackle the immediate jobs crisis our country faces. We need ambition on renewable energy, but Boris Johnson rarely delivers on his rhetoric.

“The funding announced today spread over ten years is a drop in the ocean, and pales in comparison to the investment by France and Germany in green jobs.

“The Government must urgently bring forward a genuinely ambitious green recovery that will create jobs now on the scale needed to meet the challenge of the climate emergency and unemployment crisis.”