Chris Huhne Green Deal announcement – Friends of the Earth reaction

 Commenting on the Green Deal announcement yesterday (Wednesday 23 November) by energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne, Friends of the Earth’s energy campaigner Paul Steedman said: “Our energy bills are rocketing because the Big Six power companies are keeping us hooked on expensive imported gas.

“Government figures show that building costly and dirty fossil fuel power stations will simply pump up bills – while investing in clean energy will create new jobs and ease the burden on cash-strapped consumers.

“Our politicians must face the facts – the Green Deal proposals must be strengthened if they are to tackle energy waste.

“And ministers must get tough on the energy giants and put the UK on the path to a clean and affordable energy future.”