Ed Davey launches another attack on Tory Government

Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey has criticised the Conservative Government for “trying to kill off [the UK’s] renewable energy boom”. Commenting in The Guardian, he said: “In the past three months, for the […]

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Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey has criticised the Conservative Government for “trying to kill off [the UK’s] renewable energy boom”.

Commenting in The Guardian, he said: “In the past three months, for the first time in our history, Britain produced more electricity from renewable sources than it did from coal.

“But that massive progress in clean energy is about to slow dramatically, thanks to policy changes brought in since May’s general election.”

He added without Liberal Democrats in coalition, the new Conservative Government is “slashing the low carbon energy investment Britain needs to tackle climate change and reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels.”

He went on: “If the Conservatives continue to cut back on renewable energy, it will undermine still further our previous global leadership on climate change – with potentially disastrous implications for these vital global climate change negotiations.”

Proposals to cut support for solar and biomass projects were set out by government in June this year.

You can question Ed yourself at this years’ Energy Live 15 conference.