The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 17 November 2020.
The UK’s homes are some of the worst insulated and least energy efficient in Europe, and improving UK housing is crucial to meeting climate objectives.
The Government must rapidly invest in wide-scale retrofitting which would support the creation of jobs, tackling rising unemployment and the climate emergency at the same time. IPPR North’s research provides yet more evidence this is the right thing to do and could create jobs right across the North of England.
Labour has called for Ministers to bring forward £30bn in capital investment in a green economic recovery to help create hundreds of thousands of low-carbon jobs in the next 18 months.