26 Sep '11, 12pm

Labour to call for more ambitious green energy reforms

The Labour Party will attempt this week to draw clear dividing lines between it and the coalition government on green issues, with the release of fresh details on how it plans to tackle rising energy and rail prices and accelerate investment in low carbon industries. According to reports, opposition leader Ed Miliband will use his keynote address at the party's conference in Liverpool to outline plans for a new national system for purchasing energy and a crackdown on rail fares. FURTHER READING Lib Dems green heart is in the right place, but can policies be turned into practice? Clegg hails 'green party of government' He will propose that all energy companies are required to pool the UK's energy resource centrally, making it possible for any firm to buy and sell energy at a clear price. Labour Party sources said the proposal would help introduce far greater competition to ...

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