Today, the question mark over the Government’s green credentials have proliferated and raise genuine scepticism over whether the Government is sincere in its support for consensus and open for green business. Michael Fallon MP has stated that the Government will not support future expansion of Onshore Wind Turbines.
Cllr Mick Lerry said: “The Government has no long term strategy for reducing climate change with the use of renewable energy and investors will turn their backs on Britain. This is a policy based on fear of UKIP, rather than one that is in the national interest”.
Investing in the green economy is not just a route out of recession, but a necessary and urgent adaptation to the economy and society we will need in the decades ahead. It is not something that can wait for our economy to emerge into those broad, sunlit uplands. An optional addition afforded only once prosperous times have returned. The transition to a low carbon economy must begin now, during the toughest of times; preparing the road for recovery.
Renewable Heat Incentive
Cllr Mick Lerry said: ”How can the Government encourage investors to support the renewable heat incentive, the green deal or any other green policies in the future, when they make sudden changes to their energy policy. Where investors expect clarity and certainty, this Government has once again created confusion and uncertainty, similar to that of the Solar industry, when it suddenly decided to change the tariff”.
Cllr Mick Lerry recently visited a Solar company in Bridgwater to discuss Labour’s long term Energy strategy for the future, to explain the need for certainty in future for energy business and investors.
Cllr Mick Lerry – Leader of the Labour Group on Sedgemoor District Council
Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency