Support Renewable Energy, Vote Green

solar2The Green Party is the only political party that recognises the fact that it is now considerably cheaper, as well as being safer and cleaner, to get energy from renewable sources than from fossil fuels. This is why we think it’s wiser to focus more on solar and wind energy than on high-carbon alternatives or nuclear.

In January this year, Michael Drexler — the Head of Long Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development at the World Economic Forum — said that renewable energy now “constitutes the best chance to reverse global warmingand that itis not only a commercially viable option, but an outright compelling investment opportunity with long-term, stable, inflation-protected returns.

Here are five very good reasons to support renewable energy with the Green Party:

1) it is cheaper to invest in renewable energy than in dirty energy
2) renewable energy is perhaps our best chance to reverse global warming
3) renewable energy will reduce air pollution
4) air pollution may cause as many as 40,000 premature deaths annually in the UK
5) preventing aforementioned deaths and would not only be a great victory for all human beings, but would potentially save the NHS a huge amount of money

To put it simply, we need to invest in a greener economy in order not only to save money, but also to save our health and the environment in which we live!

The Conservative Party has no long term environmental plan, and it has no plans to tackle air pollution. At this rate, the UK will miss its 2020 renewables targets, and as the country leaves the EU it will potentially no longer deign to hold itself to the EU’s high standards and regulations on the environment. Rather than addressing the environmental problem and attempting to find creative, long term solutions, the Conservatives have chosen to neglect the advice of the Royal College of Physicians, and their call for tougher regulations on diesel-emitting cars.  Unfortunately Labour, UKIP and Lib Dems do not support renewable energy either.

A vote for the Green Party is the only vote that will promote the idea of a greener economy to the House of Commons. Vote Green on June 8th to support renewables and to help us create a safer, cleaner, greener way of doing things.

See more about our Green Guarantee Protecting Our Environment at – https://www.greenparty.org.uk/green-guarantee/protecting-our-environment.html

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