To: Greg Clark MP, Seretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Stop Public Funding for New Non-renewable Energy Projects
Pass legislation banning public funding (e.g., PPPs) for the construction of non-renewable energy projects, including nuclear energy.
Why is this important?
Man-made climate change is scientific fact . It is a national security problem unprecedented in scale that requires radical action. Without action we will see severe environmental and social damage like drought, famine and mass displacement of people within our lifetime.
We want change.
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are contracts where government pledges public money to private investment plans, reducing the financial burden on the private company and attracting investors to the UK. With the recent collapse of public-private nuclear energy deals at Wylfa and Moorside, we the undersigned ask the government to reconsider its energy policy.
Passing legislation prohibiting the government from investing in the construction of new fossil fuel and nuclear energy infrastructure projects will help phase out these environmentally damaging technologies . The future of energy is carbon neutral and renewable and it's time government policy reflected this.
Renewables have the potential to meet our energy needs , but the sector lacks the public investment that the fossil fuel industry enjoys . Legislation of this kind would encourage governments to make this investment available.