EEF comment on Maria Eagle and Caroline Flint speeches

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Commenting on today’s speech from Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, Maria Eagle, Gareth Stace, EEF’s Head of Climate and Environment Policy, said:

“Labour has set out its plans on water, energy and air quality, but failed to deliver a vision on the materials and resources on which our economy depends. Without support from our political parties, UK manufacturers risk being disadvantaged, whilst our overseas competitors benefit from a clear, long-term vision from their governments.”

Commenting on today’s speech from Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, Caroline Flint, Gareth Stace, EEF’s Head of Climate and Environment Policy, said:

“It is right that Labour has focussed on the significant energy efficiency potential remaining in the UK’s housing stock and, the savings to households it can deliver, but it is disconcerting that there was no mention of industrial energy consumers. It is essential we have a strong vision from Labour on how to drive further improvements in industrial energy efficiency and provide competitive industrial energy prices to allow UK manufacturing to operate on an equal footing with overseas competitors. “

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