Lynne Featherstone leads push in Lords to protect renewable energy

Solar panels on a roof. CC0 Public Domain

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Featherstone have both laid motions in an attempt to block the government’s controversial feed-in tariff cuts.

The Labour leader laid an early day motion (EDM) … at the same time Baroness Featherstone laid a non-fatal motion within the House of Lords in an attempt to annul the statutory instrument. [Solar Power Portal]

The proposed feed-in tariff cuts would hit the growing renewable energy sector hard, and if they go ahead are expected to cause thousands of job losses as well as setting back Britain’s transition to a secure and green energy infrastructure.

Lynne Featherstone’s Parliamentary motion is here, and echoes Tim Farron’s earlier point about the Paris Climate Change talks:

Tim Farron on Paris Climate Change talks

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