Wednesday, March 14, 2007
"Under the draft Climate Change Bill, future governments would face penalties and a judicial review if they did not adhere to binding targets. A target of 26 to 32 per cent by 2020 and 60 per cent by 2050 has been set.
The draft bill does not stipulate how the cuts should be made, or give specific reduction targets for individual businesses, councils and households."
The Climate Bill calls for a 60% cut in carbon emissions in Britain.
This 60% cut either means complete dependence on nuclear for our electricity & probably to manufacture petrol or a massive reduction in living standards. Obviously I favor the former. FoE's "it will not impinge too heavily. For instance, it could mean changing the fuel we put in our cars, or the way energy is produced at source, or more recycling." is completely dishonest, particularly for an organisation which expels people who suggest we need nuclear.
The big parties are trying to push this through because it gives them more power over our lives & they care not a jot about reducing poverty.
The Scots Parliament should have absolutely nothing to do with it.