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Reacting to Caroline Flint’s speech at Labour’s annual conference in Manchester today, Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner Donna Hume said:
“Labour’s pledge to properly insulate five million properties over the next ten years is a major step forward, benefitting households struggling with energy bills, and boosting efforts to cut Britain’s carbon emissions.
“But to ensure no-one is left shivering in their home and to deliver on UK climate targets, Labour must commit to insulating four million homes within the next Parliament, and not leave the bulk to the next decade.
“It's essential Labour follows through on its pledge to go further and faster by making energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority.
“And given concerns about weak regulation and the urgent need to tackle climate change, Labour must also commit to an immediate moratorium on fracking.”
Notes to editors:
1. Friends of the Earth also welcomed Caroline Flint’s pledge to support solar powered schools, which the environmental charity is campaigning for through its Run on Sun campaign: http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/labour-pledges-support-solar-powered-schools_22092014