Protecting our envrionment

As a local MP, Nick is committed to protecting Sheffield’s environment. In Government Nick is leading the fight against Climate Change.

Working with local Liberal Democrats Nick actively supports efforts to preserve the local environment, such as the management of the Peak District. He also works with local Councillors on efforts to maintain the character of our neighborhoods.

Nationally Liberal Democrats have created the biggest-ever home insulation scheme through the Green Deal, which offers loans for people to install energy efficiency measures in their homes. This will reduce the amount of energy they use and cut energy bills. It will also create 60,000 jobs and apprenticeships.

We are forcing energy companies to help families cut their fuel bills. The ‘Energy Company Obligation’ will require energy companies to help people make their homes more energy efficient and to drive down the cost of energy by always offering people the cheapest tariff.

We have created the Green Investment Bank, the first of its kind in the world. The bank will help channel £15 billion worth of private sector investment into green projects, such as wind farms and solar power.

We have set out detailed plans for an 80% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – and laid these plans down in law so that all future governments are bound by them.

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