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Davey: A Lib Dem govt would spend £100bn on tackling climate emergency

November 15, 2019 10:15 AM

Today [15/11] Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor and Deputy Leader Ed Davey will be making his General Election keynote speech in Leeds.

The former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will announce a Liberal Democrat government would spend and invest an extra £100 billion of public finance on tackling the climate emergency and environmental preservation.
Ed Davey
Ed Davey is expected to say:

"A Liberal Democrat Government will jump-start an economy-wide programme to tackle the climate emergency: I can announce today that across a 5 year Parliament, Liberal Democrats would spend and invest an extra £100 billion of public finance on climate action and environmental preservation.

"This includes a new £10 billion Renewable Power Fund to leverage in 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."

Liz Jarvis, Lib Dem candidate for Southampton Itchen, comments:

Liz Jarvis for Southampton Itchen"The Liberal Democrats have a clear, properly costed plan for tackling the climate emergency and preserving our environment.

"I've been hearing from many voters in Southampton Itchen who are extremely concerned about climate change, air pollution and the expansion plans for Southampton Airport. This is really a fundamental issue for the people of this constituency. And yet the current Tory MP for Southampton Itchen, Royston Smith, was recently given a 'climate score' of 0% because his voting record on important measures to tackle climate change is so poor.

"It's clear Mr Smith doesn't take the climate emergency seriously at all."