HOUSE OF COMMONS
LONDON SW1A 0AA
Mr Denis Walker
Our ref: RSE8241
31st August 2010
Dear Mr Walker,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about local action to tackle climate change.
I agree that we need to do more to tackle climate change and we need to use a wide range of levers to cut carbon emissions, decarbonise the economy and support the creation of new green jobs and technologies, particularly at a local level.
This Government will support sustainable travel initiatives, including the promotion of cycling and walking, and will encourage joint working between bus operators and local authorities.
The Government is committed to encouraging community-owned renewable energy schemes where local people benefit from the power produced. We will also allow communities that host renewable energy projects to keep the additional business rates they generate.
My ministerial colleagues are working now with civil servants to plan the detailed implementation of our policies.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
James Duddridge MP