Labour needs a huge and ambitious energy policy that underpins everything we say and want to do and shows clearly how Labour has a plan for a brighter new future, argues SERA’s National Secretary Melanie Smallman in an article for Progress published earlier this month (August 2011).
Unless something dramatic happens in the meantime, by the time of the next election, ordinary families might be facing a real struggle to heat their homes, put food on the table and get to work each day. Going into the next election, Labour’s energy needs to be big enough to meet the scale of this problem. Tweaking the current system with a few nuclear power stations here and wind turbines there just won’t do. Our energy policy will have to be huge and ambitious, underpinning everything we say and want to do, showing clearly how Labour has a plan for a brighter new future.