Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 21st September 2021.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

As a former Treasury Minister, I have to advise the hon. Lady to wait and see on the Budget. We have set out clear actions in relation to the wholesale gas price problems, outlined by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State yesterday, reassuring the public that the consumer always comes first. We have been absolutely clear that the energy price cap will remain—it protects 15 million households. On her accusation that we have done nothing for renewables, I can tell her that under this Government they are up sixfold and that since Edward Miliband was the Energy Secretary in 2010 they have quadrupled as a share of our energy generation.