Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another reason for ABC

"There'll be no delay in pushing through a green energy revolution if the Conservatives win power, senior shadow cabinet figures tell me," writes Geoffrey Lean.

Greg Clark, the Tories shadow energy and climate change minister, has won an undertaking from David Cameron and the party leadership that an energy bill will be included in the first Queen's Speech, delivered within a month of the new Government taking office.

The bill will meet manifesto pledges to entitle each household to £6,400 for energy saving measures, set up a Green Investment Bank, reform the Climate Change Levy to provide a floor price for carbon, and reform the energy regulator, Ofgem.