Saturday, 21 December 2013

Energy Act

The Liberal Democrats are the party of green. We have stood up for our environmental principles in Government and put tackling climate change at the heart of the coalition’s agenda.

The renewables industry is a British success story. Liberal Democrats know that green jobs and industry must be at the heart of the stronger economy and fairer society we are building. That’s what the Energy Act delivers.

The Energy Act will support the creation of 200,000 jobs in the renewable energy sector including wind farms, solar and biomass. The Act provides investors and industry with the confidence they need to invest in the energy sector and places a legal obligation on British governments to ensure the UK’s energy generating capacity is maintained while at the same time reducing emissions.