The Tories are expected to announce they will substantially reduce the emissions of government buildings if they win power and in the process potentially lower prices from energy suppliers.
A general election must be held in the first half of next year and the Tories are likely to pledge that emissions from government buildings will be reduced by ten per cent within a year if they oust the current Labour government.
George Osborne, the shadow chancellor for the Conservatives, is scheduled to address an audience at Imperial College London tomorrow (November 25th), and the environmental announcement could lead to a £300,000 annual saving on government energy bills.
Mr Osborne is expected to say: "I want a Conservative Treasury to be in the lead of developing the low carbon economy and financing a green recovery."
Several buildings in Whitehall perform poorly in terms of their energy efficiency and the government has been under pressure to address the issue.
New legislation could be introduced to enable public buildings to install microgeneration devices without planning permission.
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