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Ed Miliband to announce Labour plan to boost energy independence and cut bills

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🗞️ Driving the news: Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is unveiling a plan for an "Energy Independence Act" aimed at enhancing Britain's energy self-reliance and reducing household energy bills
• The proposal includes transitioning to a clean energy-based UK electricity system by 2030, expanding renewable energy on an unprecedented scale, and establishing "GB Energy," a publicly owned energy company

🔭 The context: This initiative is a response to concerns about the UK's energy security, particularly in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the resulting energy price spikes
• Ed Miliband criticizes the Conservative government's handling of energy security and accuses them of leaving the UK exposed to global fossil fuel markets

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Labour's plan prioritizes energy independence and clean power, aligning with climate change mitigation efforts, and stressing the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy investments

⏭️ What's next: The proposal marks a notable transition to clean energy and public ownership in the energy sector, potentially reshaping the UK's energy landscape by reducing fossil fuel dependence and enhancing energy security

💬 One quote: "In the 21st century, with Labour, Britain will be an energy superpower once again, exporting clean power to the world and controlling our destiny. British families and business never again held to ransom by Putin" (Ed Miliband)

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