Lisa Nandy, Labour’s shadow energy secretary, according to Utility Week, has appointed former Greenpeace deputy political director Joss Garman as her new head of policy.
As a member of Greenpeace, Garman has posted various pieces through-out media channels such as the Guardian, the Independent, as well as political and environmental blogs. This would result in Garman to leave his current position as associate director for energy, transport and climate change at think thank IPPR.
With Nandy’s first speech at her new post called the Conservative Party’s energy policy a “national scandal”, therefore is no surprise that she has appointed someone of Garman’s stature.
Nandy is determined to “democratise” the UK’s energy supply with community renewable energy plants, while heavily criticising government leaders, claiming they have taking a back seat on climate change.
“Under David Cameron, Britain’s influence abroad has diminished quicker than at any period in living memory. It’s left us relegated to the margins of the global conversation, while others set the agenda and the pace.”
She continued, stating: “The Tories’ energy policy isn’t just putting the security of household budgets at risk, but our economic security too.”