Thursday, 29 April 2010

Climate Change Hustings in Perth

Speaking at the "Ask the Climate Change Question" hustings organised by Oxfam at the Perth Christian centre, Liberal Democrat candidate Peter Barrett advocated a passionate case for his party's record and position on climate change, sustainability and renewable energy which had consistently been assessed as the greenest of the main political parties.

Cllr Barrett said " We have demonstrated that the Lib Dems are the party that takes climate change seriously enough because our commitment to investing in green infrastructure is not undermined by support for nuclear energy and we are opposed to any new coal power stations without carbon capture and storage."
The Perth and North Perthshire candidate described how green energy and conservation was the way out of recession for the UK.

He said “There is a huge opportunity to get out of this recession by going green, strengthening the economy sustainably and creating jobs that will last. By investing in green technologies, insulation for homes and public buildings, and public transport we can create new jobs and make the economy sustainable for the long term.”

Describing his efforts at a local level in Perth and Kinross Cllr Barrett said.
“I have championed greener warmer homes in Perth and Kinross, upgrading insulation for existing council houses, piloting air source heat pumps and ensuring higher insulation standards for the new council houses we are building in Methven, Letham and Craigie.The Liberal Democrats will ensure that Scotland and the United Kingdom to take a leading role in tackling the challenge of Global warming.”

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