13 Aug '12, 8am

Danny Alexander and the Lib Dems are up for the fight with Osborne over green policy and the decarbonisation target

The rift between senior Liberal Democrats and chancellor George Osborne is set to widen this autumn, after it emerged chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will table a motion at the party's autumn conference that explicitly criticises Conservative opposition to green policies. The debate, titled Generating Growth and Jobs in a Time of Austerity, states that the conference "remains concerned by" a number of policies backed by Lib Dem's coalition partners, including "the refusal of the Conservatives to acknowledge that investing in carbon-reducing technologies has the potential to make an important contribution to long-term growth". FURTHER READING Welcome to the renewables industry’s summer of discontent Green firms unite in call for Cameron to end Treasury assault on renewables sector It goes on to argue that the government should "stimulate green growth in the ...

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