Energy and Environment

Net Zero strategy for the few not the many



Christopher Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer writes for The Express

IEA Chief Operating Officer and Energy Analyst Andy Mayer has written for The Daily Express criticising Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer’s new green industrial strategy.

Andy wrote:

“Labour’s Green Prosperity Plans mean jobs for the privileged few and bills ­ for everyone else.

“The plans will return Britain ­to the bad old days of industrial strategy, militant union power and an entitlement culture for net zero workers to live at the expense of the rest of us.

“That’s not to say it’s all bad. The UK desperately needs new energy infrastructure and a long-term vision for dealing with climate change.

“Labour wants to liberalise planning rules so wind farm development takes six to 18 months to build instead of the current 10 years.

“It’s a pity they don’t extend that logic to nuclear, fracking, housing and factories, which are all held back by onerous planning rules. But it’s a start, as less red tape means cheaper projects and lower bills. Other elements are mad – Labour’s proposed publicly-owned clean energy company will be a subsidy-driven state behemoth.”

Read Andy’s full piece here.