Monday 10 June 2019 / 2:32 PM Energy / Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey responds to the government’s “Smart Export Guarantee”

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, responding to the government’s “Smart Export Guarantee”:

“The government is calling this a ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ but the only guarantee is that households will be paid more than zero for the energy they export, which does not sound particularly smart.

“Last week, we learned that the Conservatives have effectively collapsed the solar industry, with a 94% drop in installations. Where Labour has pledged to support the installation of solar on 1.75 million homes in one term, cutting bills and carbon emissions, these proposals are further evidence that the government is in total denial about the climate emergency and scale of action needed.”