Ed Miliband – 2021 Comments on the Government’s Green Jobs Announcement

The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Business Secretary, on 17 March 2021.

Once again, the Government talks a big game on green but doesn’t deliver with nearly the scale or ambition that’s necessary. None of this money is new – these announcements simply allocate money already announced.

Strip away the rhetoric and we see the fact that while Germany is investing 7 billion euros in a hydrogen strategy our Government is investing a tiny fraction of that.

We had a Budget that failed the steel, automotive and aerospace sectors and once again the Government appears to have nothing to say about those key sectors.

And on buildings, we still have no long-term government strategy about how to decarbonise housing and no accounting for the £1bn cut to the Green Homes Grant.

We need an ambitious green stimulus to support industry to decarbonise ​and secure jobs for the long-term, starting with a £30bn green recovery. The Government has failed to deliver yet again.