Local MP for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart, has this morning welcomed the proposed Local Electricity Bill, following a debate in Westminster this week, pledging her support for the legislation due for a second reading in the Commons next year.
The Bill, proposed by Peter Aldous, the Conservative MP for Waveney, encourages and enables the creation of the local supply of electricity. Creating local supplies is an important way to reduce greenhouse gases and promote the use of renewable energy. If passed, the Bill would transform the use of renewable energy across Great Britain.
Sally-Ann said, “I am delighted to support the measures laid out in the Local Electricity Bill. Creating local sources for renewable energy is vital to combating climate change and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”
The Bill currently has wide cross-party support and more than 200 MP’s have signed up representing all major parties in the House of Commons.
On this wide consensus, Sally-Ann said, “I am encouraged to see all parties united in supporting common sense solutions to the climate crisis. During these divisive times, it is important that we put political differences aside to promote the common good”
Sally-Ann is now calling on Hastings Borough Council to also support the Local Electricity Bill by passing the motion before the Council next week favouring its adoption. “I am encouraged by the Motion being laid before Hastings Borough Council next week, as the support would be an enormous asset as I fight for clean, renewable energy in Westminster. I therefore encourage all Councillors in Hastings to support this motion,” said Sally-Ann.