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Energy UK responds to Jeremy Corbyn’s keynote speech

Responding to Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn’s keynote speech at the Labour Party’s Annual Conference today, Energy UK’s chief executive, Lawrence Slade said:

“We support the focus shown today on low carbon energy, green jobs and energy efficiency.

“The energy companies  have taken huge strides forward and we are now global leaders in decarbonisation. Maintaining investment with a long term stable policy environment is critical to continue the drive to a low and ultimately zero carbon system. This will not only create jobs and benefit the economy but also deliver against environmental targets.

“We have also long called for a national energy efficiency programme and the important commitment to provide additional funding to help improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock, recognises that this is ultimately the best way to keep bills down.”

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