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Horsham Liberal Democrats

Lib Dems take stand against latest Tory attack on renewables

March 18, 2016 5:11 PM
By Derek Deedman in House of Lords newsletter

Lynne Featherstone led a defeat of the Government in a vote on her regret motion over cuts to the Renewables Obligation.

Lynne wrote for Politics Home ahead of the vote saying that: "This is a Government that recently signed the wonderful Paris agreement, an agreement that should have seen us embrace the green agenda with open arms. Instead we are forced to hunker down, putting our heads above the parapet when we can to make a stand against the latest brutal assault. Today we will make another stand. I fear it won't be the last."

Speaking following the victory Lynne said:

"The Tories are risking the future of the planet so that Osborne can desperately chase his failed budget targets.

"Cutting renewable obligations will run roughshod over those doing their bit on the ground to drive the renewable energy revolution.

"These latest cuts only add to the litany of destruction that this Tory government is undertaking. Far from being the greenest Government ever we are instead dealing with a dangerous scourge to the green agenda.

"The Tories are unrelenting in their attack on the renewable energy sector. Today we have made a stand in defence of green energy, I fear it will not be our last."