Labour is seeking views from businesses, trade unions and the public to help develop an industrial strategy for a “high-wage, high-skill, low carbon, sustainable” UK economy. Launched last week by Labour’s Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy secretary Clive Lewis and Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy Chi Onwurah, the wide-ranging consultation aims to deliver the detail of a new plan for the UK’s industrial sector if the Party wins the next general election. Questions in the consultation focus on a range of issues, including renewable energy, Carbon Capture and Storage, retrofitting housing, the fourth and fifth Carbon budgets and low carbon economy transition measures. It follows an announcement by Lewis in November revealing Labour would ensure 60 per cent of the UK’s energy needs – both electricity and heat – are generated from renewable or low carbon sources by 2030, if the Party is elected to government. The six-week consultation closes on February 16.
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