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Nick Clegg announces Lib Dem plan for a "Green Road out of Recession"

December 18, 2008 6:42 PM

A year ago today I was elected as leader of our great party. It has been a challenging and exciting year. I am very proud that in that time we have made all the running on so many of the important issues facing us.

Today I am announcing our "Green Road out of the Recession", which outlines how a Liberal Democrat government would inject a green stimulus into the economy, both to provide jobs and investment now and to ensure our economy is sustainable in the future.

Our proposals include:

• A five-year programme to insulate every school and hospital

• Funding insulation and energy efficiency for a million homes, with a £1,000 subsidy for a million more

• Building 40,000 extra zero-carbon social houses

• Buying 700 new train carriages

• Reopening old railway lines and stations, opening new ones, electrifying the Great Western and Midland mainlines and beginning the Liverpool light rail network

• Installing energy and money saving smart meters in every home within five years

You can read more about our plans and download the full document here: http://www.libdems.org.uk/assets/0001/0042/GreenRoadOutofRecession.pdf

Thank you for your continuing support. Together we can take the fight to the other parties and change Britain for good.

Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas,