Responding to today’s second
reading of the Energy Bill, Greenpeace Senior Energy Campaigner Louise Hutchins
“George Osborne’s fixation
with gas is clearly not washing with MPs who want to protect their constituents
from rising energy bills.
“Avoiding a growing
dependence on gas and international gas price shocks is a no brainer, while
cleaning up the power sector will bring new jobs and growth to constituencies
across Britain, so it’s no wonder MPs across the spectrum are lining up to
support a 2030 decarbonisation goal in the Bill.
“With Labour showing this
is a key political fight for them, the Liberal Democrats are going to have a
bumpy ride in the Commons and in the court of public opinion if they continue
to side with George Osborne.”