Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle joined green campaigners and a solar-powered hot air balloon outside Parliament to show his support for renewable power for businesses and homes.

Mr Hoyle is calling on the Government to honour its promise to bring in a Renewable Heat Incentive that would encourage people to switch to planet-friendly heating.

All parties pledged to introduce the incentive by April 2011, but now reports suggest it could be delayed or watered down in today’s spending review.

Mr Hoyle MP said: “Heating our homes and businesses shouldn’t heat the planet - encouraging clean, green heat is essential if we’re to cut climate-changing carbon emissions.

“The Renewable Heat Incentive that will create jobs and help people save money on fuel bills.”

Friends of the Earth’s Renewable Energy Advisor Alan Simpson said: “The Government must prove its claim to be the greenest ever is not just hot air, and introduce the Renewable Heat Incentive as promised.”