The Labour Party continue to display a shocking amount of basic scientific, engineering and economic illiteracy. How sad.
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The UK Labour party has a leak, and its election manifesto has escaped into the wild. Here’s what it says about energy and climate.
Labour’s energy policy is built on three simple principles:
• To ensure security of energy supply and ‘keep the lights on’
• To ensure energy costs are affordable for consumers and businesses
• To ensure we meet our climate change targets and transition to a low carbon economy
The UK energy system is outdated, expensive and polluting. Privatisation has failed to deliver an energy system that delivers for people, businesses or our environment.
One-in-ten households are in fuel poverty, yet according to the Competition Markets Authority customers are overcharged an enormous £2 billion every year.
Labour understands that many people don’t have time to shop around, they just want reliable and affordable energy. So the next Labour Government will:
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