Ed Miliband – 2021 Comments on Government’s Net Zero Strategy

The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Business Secretary, on 19 October 2021.

This is a plan torpedoed by the Treasury. Once again, it has failed to recognise that the prudent, responsible choice is to sufficiently invest in a green transition.

Homeowners are left to face the costs of insulation on their own, industries like steel and hydrogen are left hobbled in the global race without the support they need, and the government cannot even confirm they will meet their climate target for 2035.

While Labour has a bold climate investment pledge of £28 billion extra each and every year to 2030, the government offers a tiny fraction of that.

This does not meet our ambitions for British industries to thrive, prosper and lead the world or show the government leadership required to tackle climate breakdown and bring the benefits of a green transition to Britain.