Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder, said:
“Over the last few years we’ve watched as David Cameron’s pre-election pledge to run ‘the greenest government ever’ has slowly but surely unraveled.
“Mr. Cameron has morphed from hugging huskies to claiming we had to ‘cut the green crap’ and finally saying he’ll end onshore wind energy if re-elected: something one of his own senior MPs described as ‘blind unreasoning hostility’. I think that sums it up well.”
The cross-party consensus on renewable energy and climate change is over; David Cameron has broken this, along with his promise. In the same week that the president of the World Bank has said we need to scrap fossil fuel subsidies to halt global warming, the Tory manifesto has pledged to continue the most generous tax regime in the world for fracking and “halt the spread of onshore wind”.
“It’s a dangerous move and an existential threat – for our climate and our country.”