Ed Miliband – 2020 Comments on Government’s Offshore Wind Announcement

The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, on 6 October 2020.

Nothing in the Prime Minister’s re-announcement today on wind energy targets will tackle the immediate jobs crisis our country faces. We need ambition on renewable energy, but Boris Johnson rarely delivers on his rhetoric.

The funding announced today spread over ten years is a drop in the ocean, and pales in comparison to the investment by France and Germany in green jobs.

The Government must urgently bring forward a genuinely ambitious green recovery that will create jobs now on the scale needed to meet the challenge of the climate emergency and unemployment crisis.