This programme wouldn’t rely on Chinese investment, Danish manufacturing or German technology, like many energy projects. There are many UK small and medium sized firms ready and capable of delivering this work. There are training providers to skill up apprentices. This is an ideal opportunity for trades people to retrain, to adapt a small business. Jobs for people in every town in Britain.
Cavity wall, loft insulation, insulating render – these are products stamped “Made in Britain”. This programme would support jobs for installers, supply chains and for British manufacturers nationwide, stimulating growth and innovation.
I will never shirk from holding the Government account, pressing for fair energy prices, for renewable energy; for shale gas to be produced responsibly, and for communities to benefit from the local funds.
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