MP puts weight behind campaign

pictured is  ronnie campbell
pictured is ronnie campbell

BLYTH Valley’s MP is backing a campaign for a new bill to save energy and tackle climate change.

Ronnie Campbell joined the Friends of the Earth’s green strong man ‘Energy Bill’ outside Parliament to back the new law to tackle climate change in homes and communities around the country.

The MP is giving his backing to the organisation’s call for key changes to the Energy Bill currently being debated in Parliament.

The environmental campaigning charity wants the government to lead a nationwide initiative to make sure no one lives in a cold home – and to beef up support to help councils tackle climate change in their areas.

Mr Campbell said: “The Energy Bill needs to be overhauled to make sure our homes and communities get the green refurb needed to help fight climate change.

“I’m backing the call for the new law to be stronger, so councils get independent advice to help communities go green, tenants are protected from heat-leaking homes by 2016 and the government has a plan to insulate every home.”

Friends of the Earth campaigner Liz Hutchins added: “It’s great that Ronnie Campbell MP has committed to backing amendments for a stronger Energy Bill.

“We need MPs like Ronnie Campbell to stand up and be counted to help fight dangerous climate change and create clean, green communities we can be proud to live in.”