27 Sep '11, 10am

We've also got a sneak preview of @Meg_HillierMP speech to #lab11. Not pulling punches against coalition's green record

Labour will launch an all-out attack on the government's environmental record today, accusing the coalition of failing to deliver on green jobs, pushing climate change down the political agenda and neglecting the countryside. Shadow energy and climate change secretary Meg Hillier will this morning call on the government to deliver a clear green job creation programme, arguing that ministers are failing to provide adequate support to the UK's emerging low-carbon businesses. "The economic recovery could be built on low-carbon growth: growing green firms, world-beating inventions, more apprenticeships and, most of all, what the country is crying out for – new jobs," she will say. Hillier will also launch a thinly veiled attack on right-wing Conservatives who have, in recent months, been increasingly critical of green policies which they say are driving up the cost of energy. ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2112241/labour-accus...

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