UK politicians blame government for lack of renewable adoption

March 16, 2015 |

In the UK, parliamentarians are in agreement that political will, rather than money or technology, is holding back the UK’s renewable energy sector. Senior officials from each of the four key political parties agreed that for widespread renewable adoption, emphasis needs to be on raising awareness of the benefits of renewable energy amongst the public, ensuring the wider debate becomes much more mainstream. It was agreed that consumer understanding and buy-in are fundamental to ensuring the success of renewable energy in the UK.

These opinions were shared in a political debate on the road to the UK’s 2015 election, featuring Former Energy and Climate Change Minister and Conservative MP Gregory Barker, the Green Party’s Baroness Jones, Co-Chair of the Lib Dems Parliamentary Party Committee on Climate Change Lord Teverson, and Labour MP for Southampton Test Alan Whitehead.

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