Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

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Lib Dems: UK in the slow lane of climate action

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2018

Responding to the Climate Change Committees’ progress report published this morning, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said:

โ€œThe Tories must listen to this hard-hitting report- it should be a wake up call.

โ€œTen years on from the world leading Climate Change Act that had all party support, the Conservatives are putting Britain in the slow lane of climate action.

โ€œBy stopping new technologies like tidal lagoons andย by preventing the roll out of proven technologies like onshore wind and solar, the Conservatives are jeopardising Britainโ€™s future ability to reduce climate changing pollution.

โ€œBritainโ€™s climate progress benefitted hugely from Liberal Democratsโ€™ action in Government. The backward climate steps of the last three years are fast becoming a Tory-led environmental scandal.โ€

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