Labour Energy Plans

2 Dec 2013

GMB Support Labour New Energy Policy To Replace Failed Regulator And Protect Consumers.

The Tories are on the back foot and their response will be to try and hold down prices until after the election when prices will continue to rise says GMB.

GMB Today commented on the new announcement by Labour Leader on energy policy. See detailsof announcement in Labour Party press release in Notes to Editors below.

Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary for energy, said “Labour has set the agenda on energy and this is a useful contribution to the debate. The Tories are on the back foot and their response will be to try and hold down prices until after the election when prices will continue to rise.

The real strategic issues have yet to be dealt with. The idea that competition will deliver lower prices is fanciful, driven by ideology and wishful thinking.

The question remains as to how we are going to deal with the challenge of energy prices going up and the likelihood of less competition not more.”