Blackout fears: Energy Secretary criticises Labour's ambitious net zero timeline

The Energy Secretary has voiced concerns regarding Labour's proposition to reach net zero emissions by 2030, indicating potential risks to the nation's energy stability.

During an interview with The Telegraph, Claire Coutinho raised concerns about Labour's objective, stating that the existing infrastructure may not adequately support a complete shift to renewable energy within the proposed timeframe.

Labour's goal is to eliminate carbon from the electricity grid by 2030, which is five years ahead of the Conservatives' target of 2035.

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