Appointment of new Energy and Climate Change Secretary is opportunity for Government to change course - Flint

3 February 2012

Caroline FlintCaroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, commenting on the appointment of Ed Davey as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change following Chris Huhne’s resignation, said:

"David Cameron promised this would be the "greenest Government ever". But on his watch the Green Investment Bank has been delayed, thousands of jobs and businesses in the solar industry have been put at risk and the UK has fallen from third in the world for investment in green growth to thirteenth. The appointment of a new Energy and Climate Change Secretary is a much-needed opportunity for the Government to change course.   

"With record energy bills, we need a Government that is prepared to stand up to vested interests in the energy industry and put the public first. Otherwise people will be right to conclude that Ed Davey is just as out of touch with families struggling with the cost of living as the rest of this Government."