Greenpeace have congratulated Hazel Grove Liberal Democrat MP Andrew Stunell for supporting green jobs and growth in the North West.
Andrew Stunell became the ninth Lib Dem to join a growing body of cross-party MPs calling for amendments to the UK energy policy.
In question is whether there should be a goal for carbon-free electricity by 2030 built into the Energy Bill going through Parliament and Andrew Stunell, MP for Hazel Grove, Stockport, has now added his name to an amendment that would see this 2030 goal reinstated.
“It is fantastic to see people like Andrew sticking their neck out to safeguard green jobs and growth in the North West,” said Greenpeace Energy Campaigner Emma Gibson.
“There were more green jobs in the North West in 2010-11 than the motor and telecommunications trades combined and, across Britain, one third of all growth in 2011-2012 came from the low carbon sector.
“We believe that the 2030 amendment is crucial for continued investment and growth in low carbon goods and services; people like Andrew Stunell may just help carbon-free power become law, which Greenpeace promote as being cleaner, safer and cheaper over time. The Government’s own energy advisors have said that renewable electricity will be hundreds of pounds cheaper a year for the average household over time than gas.”