18 October 2018
Conservatives on Suffolk County Council have today refused to commit to green energy targets, and revealed that they have signed off on a 100% nuclear energy deal for the next 3 years.
A motion proposed by Green councillor Andrew Stringer asked the Council to:
However, a Conservative amendment to the motion removed all actions and commitments from the motion.
Cllr Andrew Stringer commented:
“I am very disappointed they felt the need to amend our motion – a motion which only asked for three very simple things.
The Tories have completely watered it down and removed any substantive actions or commitments. What’s left is simply ‘virtue-signalling. That doesn’t help anybody – what we need is firm, decisive action.
Given the urgency of acting to halt climate change, this Council ought to feel ashamed it couldn’t even commit to these three simple actions.”
During the debate, it was also revealed that Suffolk County Council has signed up to a 0% renewable energy deal which will take effect in March 2019 for three years. Astonishingly, this is a step backwards for Suffolk County Council, whose current energy contract includes 18.7% renewables.
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