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UK government sees energy conservation measures as making Britain a ‘nanny state’

Liz Truss blocks energy saving campaign ‘on ideological grounds’.
Minister says government views public information campaign as ‘nanny
state’. Liz Truss has blocked plans for a public information campaign
asking people to save energy over the winter, reportedly because she is
“ideologically opposed” to the idea.

Ministers on Friday morning claimed
the idea was “nanny state” and confirmed that they would not be urging
people to keep an eye on their usage despite warnings from National Grid of
possibly rolling blackouts. Business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg is said to
have been keen on a £15 million campaign as a relatively cost-effective
way of reducing the UK’s energy usage at a time of surging prices and
scarcity.

 Independent 7th Oct 2022

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/liz-truss-energy-saving-campaign-blocked-ideological-b2197566.html

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October 7, 2022 - Posted by | ENERGY, UK

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