Lib Dems set out £100bn plan to tackle climate emergency

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The Liberal Democrats have set out ambitious £100 billion spending plans to tackle the climate emergency, including generating 80% of our electricity from renewables and retrofitting all homes by 2030.

The plan includes the full costings of how the Liberal Democrats would spend £100 billion tackling the climate emergency and details on how they would cut greenhouse gases in every sector of the economy to achieve net-zero by 2045.

Targets in the Liberal Democrat’s ‘Our Plan to Tackle the Climate Emergency’ include:

  • generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030
  • retrofitting all homes – cutting energy bills – and targeting those in fuel poverty first by 2025
  • planting 60 million trees a year to increase UK forest cover
  • ensuring all new cars sold are electric by 2030
  • banning all non-essential non-recyclable single-use plastic within three years.

Locally, the Liberal Democrats have a strong track record on action to tackle climate change. Welwyn Hatfield Lib Dem candidate Paul Zukowskyj:

  • led and won the eight-year campaign against the New Barnfield incinerator planned for Hatfield
  • campaigned against the ‘Brown bin tax’; the £35 annual subscription charge to have garden waste collected; and fought for separate food waste to be collected; one of the single most effective ways in reducing carbon emissions from waste. This service will now start next year
  • Signed up a decade ago to green electricity and five years ago to green gas supply and has taken the Friends of the Earth pledge to tackle climate change.

The former University of Hertfordshire lecturer said: “I know the science and know that climate change is real. That is why I will make the climate change a deal-breaker in how I vote in Parliament. We have a strong track record on taking this issue very seriously in Welwyn Hatfield, and we will bring these concerns to the heart of decision-making in Westminster.”

The Liberal Democrats have a fully-costed, bold plan to protect our planet now and for generations to come.


'Our Plan to Tackle the Climate Emergency'



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