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Wednesday 12th December 2012 | 20:10
Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, commenting on a report by the Committee on Climate Change, said:
“Hard-pressed families have already seen their energy bills rise by nearly £300 since this Tory-led Government came to power. As this report warns there is a real risk that the Government’s energy policy will lock Britain into a high-cost, high-carbon energy supply, when we should be investing in new sources of clean energy.
“To get the fair energy bills the public deserve the Government must commit to a clear target to clean up Britain’s power sector by 2030 and get behind Labour’s plans to break the dominance of the energy giants, open up the energy market, and create a tough new energy regulator with the power to force energy companies to pass on savings to consumers."