date: 29 November 2005
embargo: For immediate release
Reacting to the announcement from the Prime Minister today (Tuesday) that there is to be an energy review, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
'We welcome this energy review. Rising prices, fears for supply security and climate change make it urgent, and we stand ready to make a full contribution.
'We need a long-term energy policy framework, and cannot simply depend on imported gas. The Government should consider incentives for investment to ensure early development of new generating capacity in all lower-carbon generation technologies, including renewables, nuclear and clean coal."
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Issued: 29 November, 2005