Following recent reports of a major oil find off the beaches of Bournemouth and Poole, local Liberal Democrats are keen to remind government of the huge potential offered by non-polluting wind turbines. This reminder comes as the Tories announce a half-hearted commitment to offshore wind.
Commenting on the Government's announcement of a new national Offshore Wind Sector deal, Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said:
“Britain must be far more ambitious on offshore wind, and build on the huge breakthroughs Liberal Democrats achieved on renewable power.
“The UK is now the world leader in offshore wind, and the green power auctions Liberal Democrats pioneered have seen the cost of offshore wind tumble.
“With renewable power costs now way below nuclear, it must be right to capitalise on this fabulous British success story - so we can tackle climate change faster and see more green jobs created.”
Bournemouth Liberal Democrats added:
"Not too long ago we supporte the development of the Navitus Bay windfarm at almost the same location as this new reserve of polluting hydro-carbons."
"Where Bournemouth could have been at the spearhead of a solution to current climate concerns, it seems our area is to be part of the problem. We will continue to campaign for renewable energy sources in our area."