LIBERAL DEMOCRATS DELIVERING A FAIRER ENERGY DEAL
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has, today, called for an Energy Consumer Summit to help consumers 'check, switch and insulate to save'. Coalition plans on energy are a huge step forward from the poor record of Labour who left the country with the third lowest renewables in Europe and an unfair and broken energy market.
The Liberal Democrats within the Coalition Government are continually working to make Britain greener and fairer with 660,000 vulnerable pensioners receiving £120 off their energy bills, 3.5 million homes to receive insulation by the end of 2012, and £860 million made available to make heating our homes greener.
The fight for a fairer and greener Britain will also aid the economic recovery by delivering 100,000 jobs through insulation programmes, £3 billion of capital to boost growth from the Green Investment Bank in 2012, and unlocking £5.5 billion for investments through the Renewable Obligation Banding Review consultation.
Stephen Gilbert Mid-Cornwall MP welcomed the announcement:
"The Liberal Democrats have, once again, shown our desire for a greener and fairer economy by putting these issues to the forefront of the Coalition Government's energy agenda.
"The challenge of climate change is an opportunity to restructure our energy industry, energy market and our personal energy consumption; we can be greener, fairer and create jobs all at the same time."