Greenpeace response to Energy Bill 2nd reading



Responding to today’s second
reading of the Energy Bill, Greenpeace Senior Energy Campaigner Louise Hutchins
said:

“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.”


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