Environment and Climate Change

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 1st May 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development) 4:26 pm, 1st May 2019

I am delighted to congratulate the Welsh Government on that.

The Government have blocked onshore wind, Britain’s cheapest form of energy. According to SERA, the reintroduction of onshore wind would cut another £1.6 billion off the collective electricity bill, but rather than act, the Government have chosen to block onshore wind. Sir David Attenborough has said that climate change is humanity’s

“greatest threat in thousands of years”,

yet the Government keep signing up to things that they fail to deliver. I call on Members on all Benches to back Labour’s motion and take the necessary action to address this threat nationally and internationally, to protect the planet and the climate for all future generations.