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Thursday: Norwich MP joins Friends of the Earth for Energy Bill Debate

May 31, 2011 5:00 PM

This Thursday, Norwich South MP Simon Wright, a member of the Parliamentary Committee examining the Energy Bill, will be taking part in public meeting organised by Friends of the Earth inNorwich.

Mr Wright said:

"This is a very exciting piece of legislation, which seeks to benefit households and the environment by reducing the energy used in heating our homes. I have already met with representatives from Friends of the Earth to discuss the Bill in Westminster, and I will be discussing their proposals further with Ministers, colleagues and experts. This public meeting is an excellent opportunity to listen to local views and ideas about extending home insulation programmes, which is central to the Energy Bill.

"The proposal for a Green Deal will allow householders to improve the energy efficiency of their homes without having to pay upfront. People will be able to borrow against their future energy bills, which in turn will be reduced as a result of the improvements made.

"I'm already looking carefully at the Bill to establish whether it can be further strengthened to benefit people who are renting homes in Norwich. I look forward to hearing suggestions and ideas that people may have at the meeting."

Who: Simon Wright MP forNorwich South, Liz Hutchins Parliamentary Campaigner for Friends of the Earth, and Darren Shirley Sustainable Housing Campaign Manager for the World Wildlife Foundation

What: Public meeting on the Energy Bill

Where: St Gregory's Centre of the Arts, St Gregory's Alley,Norwich, NR2 1ER

When: Thursday 2nd June at 7.30pm