27 Apr '15, 4am

Liberal Democrats' Five Green Laws will create a stronger economy and a fairer society

It is no secret that in coalition we have had to fight tooth and nail to ensure this has been the greenest government ever. We haven't gone as far as we would have done had it been a Liberal Democrat majority government, but I am immensely proud of our record. From the creation of the UK Green Investment Bank, the first of its type in the world, to the doubling of investment in renewable energy, nearly tripling electricity from renewables, creating thousands of green jobs and agreeing an ambitious climate change target with our EU partners, we have kept the environment on the agenda and delivered time and time again. We have also protected the natural environment. We have planted a million trees in the most ambitious planting programme since the 1970s. We are introducing a 5p charge on the plastic bags that cause such devastation to our countryside and wildlife. And we hav...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2405686/liberal-d...

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