UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: People who supply green energy should get a better deal says Hughes

Press Release   •   Jan 27, 2010 09:37 GMT

“The need for clean, decentralised power generation is more urgent than ever," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

Commenting on today’s YouGov survey for Friends of the Earth and the Renewable Energy Association showing that over 70% of people support a higher feed-in tariff, Simon Hughes said:

“It is clear that there is a huge demand for renewable energy and that people all over Britain want to contribute to our energy supply.

“But the Government has been blinded by nuclear lobbyists at the expense of green energy.

“The need for clean, decentralised power generation is more urgent than ever after 12 years where Labour has languished on renewables.

“People who supply green energy should get a better deal if we want to cut energy bills, create green jobs and help cut emissions.”