This report from The National Grid shows our vulnerability as country as a direct consequence of a decade of failed Conservative energy policy. Banning onshore wind, slashing investment in energy efficiency, stalling nuclear and closing gas storage have led to higher bills and reliance on gas imports, leaving us more exposed to the impact of Putin’s use of energy as a geopolitical weapon.
And now the Prime Minister wants to discourage solar power, restart fracking and hand tax payers’ money to the oil and gas companies.
It is the Government’s responsibility to ensure the UK is resilient, but instead they have left the UK’s key infrastructure dangerously exposed. The Prime Minister must meet with the National Grid as a matter of urgency and set out a plan.
Locally, Bracknell is investing in solar power. Nationally a Labour government could deliver lower energy bills and energy security with our plans for clean power by 2030 and to launch GB Energy, a publicly-owned, clean energy company, to make Britain an energy independent superpower.