6 April 2022
Responding to the government’s British Energy Security Strategy, Green Party co-leader Adrian Ramsay said:
“This is an energy strategy that does not serve the needs of people or the climate.
“We are in the middle of a cost of living crisis and a climate crisis, but this strategy is not being driven by the interests of those who can’t afford to heat their homes, or those of future generations. Instead it is being driven by the interests of Conservative MPs who want to see ‘every lost drop’ of North Sea oil drained, as Jacob Rees Mogg said just this week.
“If the government was concerned about energy bills and taking real climate action, it would be going even further in onshore wind. We need to see wind provide as much as 70% of the UK’s electricity by 2030, yet the government’s strategy goes nowhere near this.
“Even more concerning is the complete lack of any mention of energy efficiency measures. A mass insulation programme would see bills reduced dramatically, and ensure people had warm, comfortable homes, while also tackling the climate crisis and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels altogether.”