Monday, July 24, 2017

UK should be home energy leader but Cons "cut the green crap" - Davey

Commenting on the latest government proposals for home energy generation, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey said:

"The UK could have been a world leader in home energy generation by now but the last two years have seen renewable investment nose-dive after the Conservatives decided to "cut the green crap’.

“While today's announcement is a belated step in the right direction no-one will forget how Conservatives damaged the progress made by Liberal Democrats by their right wing attack on the green agenda since 2015 - from the slashing of feed in tariffs to ending onshore wind and selling off the green investment bank.

“Today's announcement is only possible because of the home energy boom in solar power during the Coalition and because of policies we introduced that incentivised early battery storage research. Yet there have been two wasted years since 2015."

Local party secretary Frank Little added: "So far from being the world leader in green energy technology proclaimed by David Cameron in 2015, UK imports its wind generation hardware from Scandinavia. The latest example is the floating wind farm built by Statoil of Norway off the coast of Scotland."
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