UK Government Energy Policy “A Very Perverse Signal”
Prof Jacquie McGlade said the UK was shifting away from clean energy as the rest of the world rushed towards it.
She said the cuts in renewables subsidies, coupled with tax breaks for oil and gas, sent a worrying signal to the coming UN climate summit in Paris.
The UK government says it will meet its targets on carbon emissions in the most cost-effective way.
Which is to say it won’t.
Commonly anyone criticising the British government’s climate non-policies is dismissed as some kind of hippy. I expect the UN’s chief environment scientist won’t be an exception.
They are not with the program. Not on nuclear security, not on protected sites, not on farming. Not on bloody anything. Our present alternative being a qualified hard-left demagogue seems not to have brought them anywhere near the centre-ground on this. idk if, with the extreme anger at the government’s welfare cuts, insurrection begins to look possible and not entirely unattractive. I was once a Tory voter. They don’t give a shit.