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Deborah Meaden campaigns for investment in renewable energy

23 April 2012 Last updated at 11:53 BST

The Prime Minister is being urged to increase the use of clean British energy and reduce the use of overseas gases.

A poll by the environmental group Friends of the Earth found a large majority of people in the UK backed a drive for more renewables like wind and tidal sources of electricity.

It came as the Prime Minister is due to make his first major speech about the environment since coming to power - at an international clean energy conference in London.

TV dragon Deborah Meaden is backing the use of renewable energies and she told the BBC "In the long term they are going to help us drive down the cost of energy."