nLABOUR’S dash for inefficient and costly land-based wind turbine projects in Eddisbury and other parts of the country is diverting valuable resources from other more sustainable forms of renewable energy such as tidal power, marine energy parks, hydro-electric and the new emerging solar technologies.
Wind turbines fail the twin tests of economic and environmental sustainability. That is why I fully and actively support local campaigners in their fight against Labour’s state sponsored environmental vandalism.
But the race is now on among the industrialised nations to develop the expertise and manufacturing capability to tap into the exciting opportunities which tidal, marine, hydro and solar power can provide for producing clean, low cost and reliable renewable energy.
Britain has the skills and the opportunity to become the pioneers in these new sources of renewable energy, but Labour is not brave enough to grasp this rare chance with both hands.
We have the courage to invest in the research and development of tidal and marine power to ensure Britain is at the vanguard of manufacturing and exporting which will secure the green jobs and clean energy Eddisbury and Britain needs.