Friday 20 September 2019 / 10:33 AM Energy / Rebecca Long Bailey

Offshore wind now cheapest electricity source – Rebecca Long Bailey responds

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business and Energy Secretary, commenting on reports that offshore wind has now become the cheapest source of electricity in the UK, said:

“This is fantastic news and demonstrates that the UK can continue to lead the world in wind power – with the right level of ambition from government. It is now clear that investing in wind power will not only save the environment, but can bring down bills too.

“Unfortunately, the Tories seem more interested in pushing dangerous fracking and maintaining our dependence on fossil fuels than the massive investment in renewables we will need to tackle the climate emergency.

“Labour has set out plans for a seven-fold increase in offshore wind by 2030, creating 120,000 good, unionised jobs as part of our Green Industrial Revolution.”

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