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Green GB Week and Clean Growth

Part of EU Exit Negotiations – in the House of Commons at 5:21 pm on 15th October 2018.

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Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow Conservative, Taunton Deane 5:21 pm, 15th October 2018

First, I commend my right hon. Friend on the advances she is making in asking when and how we might reach a net-zero carbon economy, because that laudable endeavour fits entirely with the Government’s moves to leave the environment in a better place than we found it in. However, does she agree that reducing our greenhouse emissions need not come at the expense of growing the economy, because we can invest in new technologies to achieve that? That would cut our energy bills, reduce emissions and increase efficiency. All those things were covered by my recent ten-minute rule Bill, and my right hon. Friend was extremely supportive of it.