Conservatives turning lights off on green economy
Latest Government figures have shown 19,000 green job losses thanks to the Tories trashing the Coalition’s green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy.
LibDem East Surrey parliamentary spokesperson David Lee said: “The Coalition was the greenest government ever. We tripled the amount of electricity from renewable sources and set up the Green Investment Bank. On their own the Tories are taking us backwards”.
Baroness Lynne Featherstone added: “ Our renewables industry can thrive with the right investment. It has huge potential for generating profits, creating jobs and exporting to the world’s markets. It’s time the Tories started valuing the green economy – for creating jobs and better business as well as for its environmental benefits”.