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  • Vince Cable (Chris McAndrew [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Aug 20, 2017
    By Richard Partington in The Guardian

    Lib Dem leader Vince Cable questions UK's commitment to environmental projects after GIB sale to Australian bank Macquarie

    The government is facing renewed criticism after pushing through the "disastrous" sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to the Australian bank Macquarie, as fresh concerns are raised over its commitment to environmental projects.

  • Green Energy renewable energy Government
    Article: Aug 18, 2017
    By Vince Cable

    The Government's sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), which was completed today, is environmentally irresponsible.

    The Government confirmed today Macquarie Group Limited has now completed its purchase of the GIB for £2.3bn, which will now be known as the Green Investment Group (GIG).

    I launched the Bank in 2012, during my time as Business Secretary. Its environmental mission is now in danger of disappearing, I am calling for Parliament to ensure commitments to protect green investment in the UK are kept.

  • Fishing boat in the distance
    Article: Aug 3, 2017

    Michael Gove has said that British waters would continue to be fished by EU trawlers post-Brexit.

    Gove made his experiences of the fishing industry growing up in Aberdeen a major reason for his support for Brexit.

    Yet another lie of the Leave campaign has been exposed by the Environment Secretary.

    Michael Gove chose to put stopping EU fishing in British waters front and centre of his campaign to leave the EU, yet is now telling Danish Fishermen the opposite.

    We saw a promise of £350 million for the NHS on the side of a bus, this promise to fisherman might as well have been painted on the hull of a boat.

  • Farron on Green Cuts
    Article: May 20, 2017
    By Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent in The Independent

    Exclusive poll for The Independent shows public - and most Conservative voters - back banning the most-polluting cars from city centres as pressure builds on the Government

    It has been described as a "public health emergency" responsible for tens of thousands of deaths every year, but dozens of local councils have been failing to report on air pollution as required by law for years.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Feb 24, 2017
    By The Voice in Liberal Democrat Voice

    This week, Tim Farron gave a speech on clean energy and its potential to boost Britain's economy.

    Watch it here.

    This is the full text.

    It's possible that there are varying views in this room on the wisdom or otherwise of the UK leaving the EU and indeed of the UK leaving single market.

    Catastrophic scenarios about both are presented and then ridiculed and we get to the point of no one trusting experts anymore.