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Green Hero - Sir Ed Davey

November 24, 2019 10:30 AM
By Keith Melton

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Net Funding Zero - Ed Davey (Kevin Daws)Ed Davey, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems served as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change during the coalition and managed to push through a very Green agenda whilst he was in the Cabinet. There has been a huge surge of renewable energy provision which was started on his watch, bringing the cost of renewable energy tumbling down over the years since then. Typical of the Tories the Department was abolished in 2016 and merged into Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Since then there has been much backsliding from the climate change imperative!

Ed is defending his seat of Kingston and Surbiton against a full house including both UKIP and the Brexit Party as well as the Monster Raving Loony Party and the Green Party - and also the red and blue old guard. His emphasis is very much to "decarbonise capitalism" and he has campaigned vigourously to ensure we keep fossil fuels in the ground. Getting businesses and pension funds and local authority capital investments divested from fossil fuels is a major priority for him.

Brexit threatens our Environment

ed (Almona Choudhury)

Next GLD HeroEd Davey also backs the Green Lib Dem position that we have much stronger protection for the Environment as members of the European Union and that this is one important reason, amongst many others of course, that we should STOP BREXIT. Sir Ed has been a key speaker at the Stop Brexit marches, which have attracted crowds estimated at a million and more over the last couple of years. Many of the laws we have passed over the years to protect our fragile environment have started with discussion at European level.

This is the real Climate Crisis Election

Sir Ed has made it clear that the pain of Brexit, although very significant, would be more than overwhelmed if we do not also ensure that this election is seen to be about tackling the Climate Emergency. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made it abundantly clear that this generation is the first to see in detail how dangerous the Climate Emergency is - but is also the last generation with the time to do anything about it. Ed Davey is leading the fight to put the environmental agenda front and centre in UK politics in THIS election at THIS moment.

Sir Ed Davey is a key figure for our Green Liberal Democrats team which can make environmental change happen in Parliament, so we'll be doing all we can to help get him elected. Will you join us?

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