Labour's green policies

Labour on Green

What Labour’s frontbench have said

The Labour Party, both nationally and locally, has a strong green agenda, underpinned by Labour’s green policies.  Labour’s national front bench team are on record as below (or download as a PDF from here)

Rachel Reeves, Conference Speech 27 September 2021

I will invest in good jobs in the green industries of the future; Giga-factories to build batteries for electric vehicles; a thriving hydrogen industry; offshore wind with turbines made in Britain; planting trees and building flood defences; keeping homes warm and getting energy bills down; good new jobs in communities throughout Britain.

In other words: protecting and strengthening our everyday economy.

And to make this a reality, to unlock that potential, and protect our planet for future generations.

I can announce today that I am committing the next Labour government to an additional £28bn of capital investment in our country’s green transition for each and every year of this decade.

I will be a responsible Chancellor. I will be Britain’s first green Chancellor.

Ed Miliband on Government’s Net Zero Strategy, 19 October

Germany is offering £9bn for a new hydrogen strategy….the UK £240m.

We see the same pattern across the board, including land use, industry and transport and because of this failure to invest, there remains a wide gap between promises and delivery.

Isn’t the truth that despite hundreds of pages of plans, strategies and hot air, there is still a chasm between the rhetoric and the reality.

This plan will not deliver the fair, prosperous transition we need equal to the scale of the emergency we face.

Ed Miliband on Government’s Heat & Buildings Strategy, 18 October 2021

As millions of families face an energy and cost of living crisis, this is a meagre, unambitious and wholly inadequate response.

Families up and down the country desperately needed Labour’s 10 year plan investing £6 billion a year for home insulation and zero carbon heating to cut bills by £400 per year, improve our energy security, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.

Ed Miliband, Conference Speech, 26 September 2021

This crisis is a deep, moral shame on our country. As we respond to the climate crisis with all the transformation that entails, we have a fateful choice to make:

We could try and put a green coat of paint on an unfair, unequal, unjust Britain. Or we can make a different choice and see the opportunity in front of us to change our economy and society.

For a green Britain where there is an irreversible shift of income, power and wealth to working people. A green Britain where we deliver good secure, unionised jobs for people across our country. A green Britain where there is clean air and green spaces for everyone everywhere in our country. A green Britain where there are warm affordable homes for all, wherever they live and where we end fuel poverty. A green Britain where public and alternative models of ownership play their proper role in making the transition affordable, secure and fair.

I know what choice we need to make. Britain needs a fairer economy. Britain needs a green industrial revolution. Britain needs a green new deal.



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