Wednesday 12 June 2019 / 8:23 AM Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey responds to government announcement on climate change

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, responding to the government announcement that the UK will reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, said:

“While this announcement is welcome in theory, in practice it comes from a Conservative Government that is off track to meet existing climate targets, that has no plans for legislation or investment needed to cut emissions, and that has dismantled the UK renewable energy sector while pushing fracking. The Government is a bit like a marathon runner with the wrong shoes, the wrong diet and no training expecting to break the world record; it looks less like ambition and more like delusion.”