MP welcomes Paris climate change deal
MP has welcomed this week's Paris Agreement on climate change.
Heappey said in Parliament that he "very much welcomes"
the Paris pact, which aims to curb global warming. Nearly 200
countries took part in tense negotiations in the French capital
over two weeks, striking the first deal to commit all nations
to cut emissions.
very much welcome the Paris deal," said Burnham-On-Sea's
MP. "The deal is not perfect, but it is a remarkable feat,
and I congratulate the Government on the leading role they played
in brokering the deal. Meeting the Paris targets will be challenging,
especially as we must concurrently ensure the security of supply
and the affordability of bills."
programme for new nuclear power is very welcome, but I also congratulate
the Government on their enthusiasm for offshore wind and on their
success in growing the solar industry in recent years, although
I appreciate that changes in the subsidy later this week may challenge
Heappey added: "The solar industry is protesting very loudly,
but the Government say that the subsidy has become a crutch and
the industry is now ready to go it alone. I very much hope that
the Government are right, because there are a great many jobs
in the solar industry in the south-west that I want to continue."
very much welcome the Paris announcement. The Government have
a real challenge in ensuring that we achieve the right domestic
policies to achieve the aims, while maintaining our security of
supply and keeping bills down."
are plenty of opportunities, not least on generation, but my personal
interest is very much in achieving greater management of demand,
which I hope the Government will pursue."