Ed Miliband appointed Energy Secretary

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Ed Miliband has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero.

Mr Miliband, who served as leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to 2015, has been the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero since 2021.

Miliband began his political career as a special adviser to Chancellor Gordon Brown after Labour’s victory in the 1997 general election.

During this period, his brother David Miliband worked for Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Miliband’s appointment comes as part of the Labour government’s new cabinet.

In their manifesto, the Labour Party unveiled plans to create a publicly-owned energy company, Great British Energy.

The new entity will focus on investment in clean, domestic energy production and will be owned by the British public.

The company will collaborate with energy firms, local authorities, and co-operatives to develop clean power projects, including onshore wind, solar and hydropower.

Communities will be encouraged to propose their own projects, with local leaders and devolved governments ensuring the benefits are distributed locally.

Labour has committed £8.3 billion over the next parliamentary term to support this initiative.

Labour’s manifesto also outlined a commitment to achieving a zero carbon electricity system by 2030.

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