23 Jul '16, 5pm

Jeremy Corbyn's innovative energy policies are no 1980s throwback - The Ecologist

Jeremy Corbyn's innovative energy policies are no 1980s throwback - The Ecologist

The energy policies of the Corbyn camp are anything but a throwback to monolithic state utilities. It should be clear that they are not 'old solutions to old problems', but provocative responses to increasingly urgent challenges. Have you heard the one about Jeremy Corbyn's plans to renationalise the energy system? In an interview with Greenpeace , the Labour MP and leadership candidate said: "I would personally wish that the Big Six were under public ownership, or public control in some form." It would be easy to take this quote out of context, add up the market value of the Big Six and suggest the Corbyn campaign wants to spend £124 billion renationalising the utilities. In the next breath however Corbyn added: "But I don't want to take into public ownership every last local facility because it's just not efficient and it wouldn't be a very good way of running things." S...

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