Coalition Government: The Opportunities
Anna Guyer | 14.05.10
Two great things have brightened up the Greenhouse this week.
First, Energy Secretary and Lib Dem Chris Huhne told Radio 4 yesterday that Britain has the greatest potential in Europe for renewable energy.
Despite the fact that he also said that nuclear power plants could still be built in the future -- though without public subsidy -- it's great to hear his thoughts on the vast sources of renewable energy that could be harnessed here:
"I think the most scandalous legacy of the last 13 years is the fact that here we are sitting on the island part of Europe that has the most potential for wind power, for tidal power, for wave power, we are literally have an abundance of potential renewable energy and yet we have one of the worst records of any country in the European Union for generating electricity from renewable."
-- Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy
Second, writer and campaigning consultant Julia Hailes has published a brilliant piece in her blog outlining her own "eclectic green manifesto for the incoming government."
I think Julia has some really good points in this piece and backs them up with an assembly of links and resources that make sense.
Find Julia Haile's Coalition Manifesto here.
The incoming government would do well to listen.
Chris Huhne photo: http://commons.wikimedia.org
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