Liberal Democrat Candidate for West Ham, Eimear O'Casey, has spoken out about the issues facing our environment and the Lib Dem plans to tackle the climate emergency.
The Liberal Democrats have the thought-through, deliverable plan for that new Green Future. We will deliver a ten-year emergency programme to cut emissions substantially straight away, and phase out emissions from the remaining hard-to-treat sectors by 2045 at the latest.
Eimear O'Casey supports the range of measures the Liberal Democrats would put in place and adds:
"As your MP, I’d tackle the climate emergency by fighting for a mass home insulation programme."
"The Lib Dems’ target of 80% renewable energy by 2030 will make West Ham cleaner and greener."
The Lib Dems "...aim to decarbonise the power sector completely, supporting renewables and household and community energy to create jobs and cut fossil fuel imports. We will:
Accelerate the deployment of renewable power, providing more funding, removing the Conservatives’ restrictions on solar and wind and building more interconnectors to guarantee security of supply; we aim to reach at least 80 per cent renewable electricity in the UK by 2030.
Expand community and decentralised energy, support councils to develop local electricity generation and require all new homes to be fitted with solar panels.
Ban fracking because of its negative impacts on climate change, the energy mix and the local environment.
Support investment and innovation in cutting-edge energy technologies, including tidal and wave power, energy storage, demand response, smart grids and hydrogen.
Provide an additional £12 billion over five years to support these commitments, and ensure that the National Infrastructure Commission, National Grid, the energy regulator Ofgem, and the Crown Estate work together to deliver our net zero climate objective."
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