30 Apr '13, 11pm

Ed Balls slams government's 'energy policy crisis'

Ed Balls has launched one of his most vocal attacks to date on the government's energy policy, arguing that billions of pounds of green investment and tens of thousands of jobs are being put at risk because of confusion over the coalition's plans. Speaking at an event at the Port of Tyne earlier this week ahead of Thursday's local elections, the Shadow Chancellor said the failure of the government to pass its Energy Bill and clarify the policy landscape for new energy projects had led to "really frustrating" delays in the emergence of green jobs in the North East and the rest of the country. FURTHER READING Nick Clegg accuses Tories of rowing back on green policies At a glance: Public support for green investment on the up "If we're not careful, we're going to look back and say the UK and the North East missed a massive opportunity," he said, adding that too many companies...

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