Once David Cameron stood firm on environmental issues. So why is he now savaging such a booming sector?

The former Tory party chairman Grant Shapps is promoting renewable energy in his new role as minister for Africa. Launching a bid to exploit British prowess in the booming solar sector and aid the poor, he insisted governments should be attracted by an energy source that is “so much cleaner” than traditional supplies, and more “attractive”. “Lots of people think that it doesn’t compare favourably with other forms of electricity,” he said. “They haven’t put it all together and it’s hard to know why.”

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Source: Guardian Environment