Labour would ‘radically transform economy’ to focus on climate change. Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey says economic and social regeneration must be part of transition to low-carbon future. A future Labour government would oversee an economic revolution to tackle the climate crisis, using the full power of the state to decarbonise the economy and create hundreds of thousands of green jobs in struggling towns and cities. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary who is driving the party’s climate agenda, said the UK’s “entire society and entire economy” needed to be refocused to meet the looming challenge of ecological breakdown. To meet its current targets, Labour would by 2030 need to: increase the UK’s installed offshore wind capacity sevenfold; bring all 24m homes in the UK up to the highest efficiency standard; triple the UK’s installed solar capacity.
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