David Cameron has continued to defend the government’s position on clean energy policy during today’s Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs), claiming Britain is leading a “renewables revolution”.
Following a question from Labour MP Sharon Hodgson, who claimed that changes to government policy was “detrimental to pro-green businesses”, the PM hit back by listing his government’s record on renewables.
“If you look at onshore wind, we’re going to see another 50% increase in onshore wind investment during this parliament. If you look at offshore wind, Britain has got the largest offshore wind market anywhere in the world. If you look at solar, Britain has got the fourth largest solar installation [sic] of any country in the world and as my new favourite statistic, 98% of those solar panels have been installed since I was prime minister.”
“This is all good news and means we have a genuine claim to leading a renewables revolution.”
Cameron went on to defend cuts to renewables subsidy with the line often toed by energy secretary Amber Rudd, adding: “ it’s right that we seek a balance between decarbonising our economy but making sure we do it at a low cost to our consumers and the people who pay the bills, and that’s what our policy is all about."
Hoa Nguyen (via http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/)