The Conservative Government has been caught lying about its renewable energy targets again.

And look who’s the minister responsible. Amber Rudd… isn’t she the one who sat stony-faced on the BBC’s Question Time while working mum Michelle Dorrell took her – and the Tory Government – to task for lying about tax credits whilst planning to plunge her, and millions like her, into poverty?

Yes she is.

The energy secretary, Amber Rudd, has been accused of misleading the public after a leaked letter revealed that the UK is predicted to fall short of its European Union obligations to get 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

The letter from Rudd, which was obtained by the Ecologist magazine, discloses that the department’s internal forecasts say the UK will only manage to get about 11.5% of energy from renewables by that point, but adds that “publicly we are clear that the UK continues to make progress to meet the target”.

The disclosure is particularly explosive because the government has been cutting subsidies for solar and wind energy, while maintaining that it is on course to meet its international targets.

Source: Energy minister expects UK to miss renewables target, leaked letter shows | Environment | The Guardian

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