26 Apr '12, 9am

David #Cameron's much anticipated speech on #renewables was a damp squib. Here's our full reaction: #CEM3 #Climate

Commenting on the Prime Minister's statement, David Nussbaum, chief executive at WWF-UK , said: “We were led to expect a major policy intervention on the environment, a keynote speech, from the Prime Minister this week, only for his speech to be suddenly downgraded; what we got today was a damp squib. "We heard yesterday from ministers in countries like Germany and Denmark who clearly get the scale of the challenge and the opportunity, but it's not clear this government does. They are talking in terms of hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the renewable energy sector, whereas the PM today was only talking about a few hundred. “We agree that renewables must be 'financially sustainable', but businesses and investors need consistent messages from across government, and not the series of ill-judged attacks in recent months, including from the Prime Minister’s own Treasury and...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/?5928/Camer...

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