At least one group of people is backing Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats must play a role in the next government, so say 20 figures from the renewable energy industry.

In a letter to the Independent on Sunday, the signatories argue that in order to continue the fight against climate change, the Lib Dems should have a part in the next government, however it is constituted.

A section of the letter reads:

When the Coalition took office, both Conservatives and Liberal Democrats pledged to make it the 'greenest government ever'.

Liberal Democrats kept to that pledge. Under the leadership of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey, they have consistently acted to make this country cleaner, greener and more open to investment in renewables. Some £37 billion has been invested in renewable energy, supporting 460,000 jobs as of 2013, reducing our carbon emissions and improving Britain's energy security.

From setting up Britain's first Green Investment Bank and the first Community Energy Strategy, to battling with the Treasury over critical decisions like the Levy Control Framework or the 4th Carbon Budget, the Lib Dems have an impressive record of achievements on climate change that deserves much wider recognition. The vital EU 2030 deal - that set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets across the EU – simply would not have happened without Ed Davey's personal leadership, especially through the EU Green Growth Group he established.

You can read the full letter here.

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