9 May 2011

'Greenest Government Ever' claim is becoming a sick joke

The government's chance of being the "greenest ever" - as the prime minister has claimed - is now "vanishingly remote". Jonathon Porritt, former head of the Sustainable Development Commission and Green Party member, carried out the review which was funded by Friends of the Earth. He examined 75 policies, finding little or no progress in 55 with the 'birds singing' for only 6 policies. See Porritt here and BBC at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13312901

As Porritt says it is "all in all, as close to a nightmare as one can imagine. Especially for the Lib Dems who must take their full share of responsibility for the dereliction that this Report reveals."

Meanwhile report after report shows what could be possible. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for example has just published a report showing that close to 80 percent of the world’s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows. Yet we see Lib Dems seemingly watering down our own targets - see Stroud blogger and now District councillor, Molly Scott Cato here.

1 comment:

Philip Booth said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/10/energy-bill-greenest-government-ever