This afternoon David Cameron will be launching his latest proposals to create a low carbon Britain via a webcast.

This is something of a first and will involve the party leader being interviewed by Geoffrey Lean of The Independent before taking questions from all-comers via live chat, e-mail and Twitter.

It coincides with the appointment today of Craig Elder at CCHQ as Online Communities Editor, a post which will involve him heading up the party’s presence in social media and ensuring that online communities get lots of opportunities for productive interaction with the party. He has written about his new role here.

The new policy itself has been previewed via an interview David Cameron has given to this morning’s Guardian. It revolves around investing £1 billion in a "hi-tech National Grid" which would see
"smart meters" being installed in every home – meaning that energy companies would be able to tell consumers when it is cheapest to use electricity.  Householders would also be able to use the smart meters to feed the grid with electricity generated through solar panels.

You can watch the policy launch webcast live at 1.30pm via the chatroom below or through the party’s website. You can email your questions in advance to be put to David Cameron or use the Twitter tag #askDC.

Jonathan Isaby