No more playing politics with energy policy
- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:24
- Posted by Scott Buckler
Responding to comments by energy minister John Hayes, reported today in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail regarding onshore wind, WWF-UK said Conservative members of the coalition government needed to stop 'playing politics' with energy policy
Nick Molho, head of energy policy at WWF-UK, said: "John Hayes' comments will be deeply unhelpful and unsettling for investors. It also beggars belief that he should come out with them on a day when Michael Heseltine, in a report to the Prime Minister, has highlighted the need for a clear and consistent long term energy policy and framework to unlock economic growth.
"Numerous polls have shown that the vast majority of people support renewables and wind farms and even show that most people are happy to live near them. Mr Hayes is listening to a small minority and ignoring the best interests of the country and its people.
"With the Energy Bill just weeks away, David Cameron needs to get a grip on his government. The Prime Minister currently appears to be asleep at the wheel on energy policy, with George Osborne a back seat driver colour-blind to green growth. If it carries on like this, our energy future is going to crash.