Monday 22 July 2019 / 8:46 PM Energy / Rebecca Long Bailey

No energy white paper – Rebecca Long Bailey responds

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business and Energy Secretary, responding to the publication of several consultation documents rather than a long-awaited energy white paper, said:

“The publication of a slew of consultation documents, in place of a coherent white paper, is evidence that the Conservatives are failing in one of the central duties of government: keeping the lights on in a way that is climate friendly and affordable.

“After waiting months for an energy white paper, and after almost ten years of Conservative rule, you would expect answers rather than questions.”

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Notes to editors

It has been reported that the Treasury is blocking the energy white paper:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-12/hammond-poised-to-halt-plans-to-overhaul-u-k-energy-industry