‘Platitudes won’t prevent climate change’ – Ritchie

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has pressed the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Andrea Leadsom on more support for low carbon electricity and carbon capture and storage. Margaret Ritchie“We greatly welcome the commitments that the UK and other nations made in December through the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, but the Prime Minister’s words must be met with action and commitment from the Treasury,” Ritchie said. “While David Cameron may say all the rights things on climate change, the cuts to support for solar power and the scrapping of a major carbon capture and storage in November paint a very different picture. “The Government still claims that the UK is on track to meet its carbon budgets, yet the reality is their assessment pre-dates the Treasury’s cuts to DECC’s budget and does not reflect the damage that has been done to low-carbon industries since the last year’s general election. She added, “In order to ensure Britain and Northern Ireland remain world-leaders on climate change more support is urgently needed for carbon reductions, particularly in rural and low income communities.”
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