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Liberal Democrats' environment pledge

PUBLISHED: 12:49 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:48 25 August 2010

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom:  British Liberal Democrat Party leadership contender Simon Hughes officially declares his intention to run as a contender in the Party leadership battle during a meeting at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, 27 January 2006. Following the resignation of former party leader Charles Kennedy, Hughes will run against Party chairman Sir Menzies Campbell and economic spokesman Chris Huhne for the leadership. Hughes, who is currently Party president, is embarking on his second leadership bid after a defeat by Charles Kennedy in the 1999 leadership ballot. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS  (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: British Liberal Democrat Party leadership contender Simon Hughes officially declares his intention to run as a contender in the Party leadership battle during a meeting at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, 27 January 2006. Following the resignation of former party leader Charles Kennedy, Hughes will run against Party chairman Sir Menzies Campbell and economic spokesman Chris Huhne for the leadership. Hughes, who is currently Party president, is embarking on his second leadership bid after a defeat by Charles Kennedy in the 1999 leadership ballot. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Liberal Democrats Make energy firms create social tariffs at lower prices for those who need them. Give every home, school and hospital the opportunity to be insulated. Improving building regulation to ensure that every new home and building is full

Liberal Democrats

Make energy firms create "social" tariffs at lower prices for those who need them.

Give every home, school and hospital the opportunity to be insulated.

Improving building regulation to ensure that every new home and building is fully energy efficient.

Create "eco-cashback" scheme where you get cash from the Government for installing micro-generation technology like solar panels or a wind turbine at home.

Create "feed-in-tariff" where residents can sell the energy back to the National Grid at a profit.

Change fuel bills so the first units are cheapest.

Oppose new coal or nuclear power stations.

Use lasting natural resources like wind and wave power.

Ensure Britain doesn't contribute at all to climate change.

Build green infrastructure to create jobs.

Support renewables to generate power.

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