'Continuing argument' in Coalition over green policies

There is a "continuing argument" raging in the Coalition Government over the merits of investing in a low-carbon economy, according to Business Secretary Vince Cable.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It is a continuing argument in the coalition, because Liberal Democrats have been arguing that we need to maintain a long-term priority towards a less carbon-based and polluting economy, and we have to make the decisions associated with that."

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Axing green policies 'foolish'

Calls for the Government to axe green policies in the hope of bringing down the price of energy are "short-sighted and foolish", Business Secretary Vince Cable said. Energy company SSE increased tariffs yesterday by an average of 8.2% from November.