Jenny Willott has today said protecting the environment is in the Liberal Democrats DNA as she welcomed the publication of an open letter backing the Lib Dem green economy vision signed by business leaders, investors and philanthropists.
The letter praises the Lib Dem record in Government and emphasises the need for them to be part of the next Government.
The open letter highlights how the Lib Dems have delivered on the green agenda since 2010, including:
• Securing £37 billion investment in renewable electricity
• Establishing the world’s first Green Investment Bank
• Leading Europe to agree a new more ambitious EU-wide climate change target
The letter says this was achieved in the face of battles with Conservative opponents.
Commenting, Jenny Willott, Parliamentary candidate for Cardiff Central said:
“Protecting the environment is in Liberal Democrat DNA. In government we have forced through green policies in the face of furious opposition from Tory dinosaurs who simply don’t care about the environment.
“The message that this letter sends to people who care about the environment is clear: if you want a stronger, greener economy for Wales then you need to vote for the Liberal Democrats.”
Liberal Democrat Energy & Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey added:
“In Government we have a proud record of delivery – from nearly tripling electricity from renewables, to making more than 1 million homes warmer and cheaper to heat and securing an ambitious EU-wide agreement on tackling climate change.
“We’ve delivered in the face of almost daily battles with the Tories on everything from onshore wind to keeping climate change in the geography curriculum.”