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Labour sparks energy debate in UK elections

The UK Labour Party’s proposal to freeze energy prices until 2017 has set off the energy debate ahead of the 7 May general election The UK Labour Party’s proposal to freeze energy prices until 2017 has set off the energy debate ahead of the 7 May general election.
By Annemarie Botzki 31 March 2015 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 15690
UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband launches the party’s business manifesto for the 2015 general election. (PA)

The UK Labour Party’s policies to tackle high gas and electricity prices have started a debate about market intervention and will ensure energy will not slip below the radar before the country’s general election in May.

However, other than Labour’s somewhat radical proposals – which include freezing energy prices until 2017 – energy policy appears to have slipped down the priority list.

“Energy doesn’t feature at all on the Conservative web page and is more like a footnote for the Liberal Democrats. Labour seem to have produced...