Tell the Treasury: back renewable heat
Add Your Name To Show Your Support For Renewable Heat
The petition text:
Dear Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
Please continue to uphold our renewable energy commitments by not withdrawing money for the Renewable Heat Initiative.
Without proper funding for renewable heat, there's even less chance that we'll be able to stop runaway climate change.
Your comments on this campaign
Currently only 1% of our heat energy comes from renewable sources, but 47% of UK greenhouse gas emissions come from heating. That means half the problem of climate change is about how we heat our homes and workplaces. The new Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme was supposed to start in April 2011, but the Coalition Government has not committed to stick with it.
But if this plan is dropped, the UK won't be able to acheive the "low carbon economy" or the "green recovery" that was promised by George Osborne before he was elected.
The Spending Review will decide whether the government will stick with its commitments or stop investing properly in renewable heat. Sign the petition now to Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, calling on him to continue to support the initiative and the tell your friends.