The rift developing between the coalition parties on green policy looks set to widen further after it was reported that Lib Dem chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is preparing to criticise the Conservatives at his party's conference.
According to the Financial Times, Mr Alexander will condemn "the refusal of the Conservatives to acknowledge that investing in carbon-reducing technologies has the potential to make an important contribution to long-term growth."
Treasury leader George Osborne has clashed with the Lib Dems in recent weeks on the issue of Renewable Obligation Certificates - leading to a delay which prompted Scottish first minister Alex Salmond to write an open letter to energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey expressing his displeasure at the situation.
And earlier this year, 100 Tories wrote to the prime minister David Cameron demanding a cut in subsidies for onshore wind farms.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change recently found onshore wind farms had the lowest level of public support out of the forms of renewable energy generation.
Author: Editor Gavin Pearson (email@example.com or 0207 202 0255)