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Starmer pledges to make the UK a ‘clean energy superpower’ and will create thousands of jobs

by LLB political Reporter
17th Nov 23 11:47 am

The Labour leader is to pledge to make the UK a “clean energy superpower” whilst in Scotland and will meet with energy chiefs.

Sir Keir Starmer will confirm that key North Sea energy sectors will be boosted with 29,000 more jobs by 2050 and energy developers will be rewarded.

Speaking ahead of the trip to Aberdeen, Scotland, Sir Keir said, “The road to making Britain a clean energy superpower, slashing energy bills and creating tens of thousands of quality jobs runs through Scotland and the North Sea.

“This Conservative Party has zero ambition, zero plan and zero concern for the millions of British families suffering sky-high energy bills as a result of the Government’s abject failure.

“Every day that they play political games, causing uncertainty and investment risk for the sector, they are costing jobs and hitting people’s pockets.

“My Labour government will rise above short term gimmicks, put the country before our party, and deliver the long-term future of our energy industry.

“From establishing GB Energy, our publicly owned energy company headquartered in Scotland, to delivering the most significant investment in Scotland’s ports since privatisation, and securing the future of technologies like CCS, hydrogen and offshore wind, with Labour, Scotland and the North Sea will power Britain’s clean energy future.

“Only Labour can deliver lower bills, good jobs, and energy security for our country.”

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