The former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, has announced that a Liberal Democrat government would allocate £100bn towards comprehensive efforts to fight climate change and work towards environmental preservation.
Ed Davey, Deputy Party leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:
“This funding includes a new £10 billion Renewable Power Fund to leverage over £100 billion of extra private climate investment. This will fast-track deployment of clean energy, to make Britain not just the world leader in offshore wind, but also the global number one in tidal power too.
“And, we will invest £15 billion more to make every building in the country greener, with an emergency ten-year programme to save energy, end fuel poverty and cut heating bills."
Tom Brake, Lib Dem candidate for MP of Carshalton & Wallington added:
“The Liberal Democrats have always led the way in having a comprehensive plan to fight climate change, and I’m really happy with the news that this plan includes an extra £100bn investment in our environment and the future of our planet.
“We have some great projects in Carshalton and Wallington, such as BEDZed and Hackbridge primary school, which have and will really show the benefits of sustainable development, but there is so much more to be done. It’s vital that the government takes the lead into the future.
“With this funding, a Liberal Democrat government could start to tackle the climate emergency, ensuring the preservation of our planet for future generations to enjoy. A Lib Dem vote is a vote for the planet.”