Clive Lewis appointed as Shadow Business and Energy Secretary

Clive Lewis has been appointed as the new Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary as part of Labour’s latest reshuffle. The Norwich South MP, who was the former Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, has taken over the role from Barry Gardiner. However Mr Gardiner will still have some responsibility for energy and climate […]

Lisa Nandy wants to ‘democratise energy’

Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy aims to “democratise” the energy sector. Speaking today at the Labour party conference in Brighton, Ms Nandy said she is determined to work with local government to push “for a clean energy boom” and affordable energy prices. She added: “The actions of this government have left the poorest households in Britain […]

Lisa Nandy replaces Flint as Shadow Energy Secretary

Lisa Nandy has been confirmed as the new Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary. The announcement was made by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon as he revealed his full shadow cabinet members. Ms Nandy, who was appointed MP for Wigan in 2010, said it’s a “huge privilege” to represent the party on this brief. […]

Fiery Flint launches Labour switching campaign

A fiery Caroline Flint yesterday attacked the Coalition for failing to crack the whip on the energy watchdog Ofgem, as she launched a new Labour scheme to help people club together to switch energy tariffs. Earlier at Labour’s conference in Manchester, the Opposition leader Ed Miliband declared he would scrap the regulator if his party […]

Caroline Flint slams DECC bonuses

Energy Secretary Ed Davey took the flak from his Labour counterpart today for his department handing out millions in bonuses to staff while families struggle to pay their bills. Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint claimed figures obtained by Labour raised “serious questions”, with more than 100 employees apparently given bonuses bigger than the typical annual […]

Green Investment Bank "delay" concerns Hillier

The Shadow Energy Secretary has expressed concern over the delay in Green Investment Bank lending. Speaking at the Offshore Wind Conference in Liverpool yesterday, Meg Hillier worried that the pushed back lending risked “throttling” the growth of smaller green businesses. The Green Investment Bank is the new financial body that will loan money to green […]