Lib Dem Manifesto p.23 “If you choose micro-generation, you will be able to sell the energy back to the National Grid at a profit, with a more attractive feed-in tariff than under current government plans.”
Feed-in tariffs were protected under the spending review. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne has announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive, which pays for every kilowatt hour of
heat produced, will go ahead in 2011.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.58 “Begin a ten-year programme of home insulation, offering a home energy improvement package of up to £10,000 per home, paid for by the savings from lower energy bills, and make sure every new home is fully energy-efficient by improving building regulations.”
At the beginning of November, Chris Huhne announced the Green Deal. Through the Green Deal, people will be able to pay back the up front costs of home insulation work through the lower bills that will result.
We’ve also recognised that those in fuel poverty need extra help. This is why, under the new Energy Company Obligation, we’ll be requiring energy companies to help poorer customers, by providing basic
heating and insulation to the most vulnerable households. Until the Green Deal and ECO kick in, we’ve put in place the Warm Home Discount which will help around £2 million households per year take up to an anticipated £130 off their bills.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.58 “We will set out a clear renewable route map to 2050, covering grid access and investment in electricity networks.”
We are mapping out the path to renewable energy in 2050, and have enabled £110 billion of investment in low carbon electricity infrastructure over the next decade.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.59 “Block any new coal-fired power stations – the most polluting form of power generation – unless they are accompanied by the highest level of carbon capture and storage facilities.”
Chris Huhne has stated that the coalition would not allow any new coal power station to be built without being equipped with CCS technology.
Lib Dem Manifesto p.62 “We will increase the UK’s aid budget to reach the UN target of 0.7% of GNI by 2013”
The overseas aid budget has been protected from cuts and will rise to £11.5bn over the next four years. The effect will be that the UK will reach the United Nations goal of giving 0.7% of national income in aid
Lib Dem Manifesto p.63 “We will prioritise health and education programmes in the developing world which aim to promote gender equality and reduce maternal and infant mortality.”
In September 2010, Nick Clegg announced that the government will refocus its aid efforts to put the lives of women in developing countries at its heart
Lib Dem Manifesto p.68 “We will hold a full judicial inquiry into allegations of British complicity in torture and state kidnapping as part of a process to restore Britain’s reputation for decency and fairness.”
The Coalition government has announced a judicial inquiry into Britain’s role in torture and rendition since the al-Qaida attacks of September 2001. A three-person inquiry panel will be headed by Sir Peter Gibson, a former appeal court judge who is currently commissioner for the intelligence services