Granting new licenses for oil and gas in the North Sea “will do nothing to cut bills”, according to a Labour source.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is expected to announce the block in Scotland next month when he sets out his net-zero energy policy, the Sunday Times reports.
Speaking to Trevor Phillips on Sky News, Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said the country had to move towards more renewable sources of energy.
“What we’ll be doing in the coming weeks is outlining how we want to invest in the green jobs of the future to bring bills down to create a more sustainable energy supply,” he said.
“We’ll be outlining that in a significant mission in the coming weeks and we’ll be announcing more details then.