Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Coalition scorecard - 50% cuts in GHG emissions

+2 ... Ambitious targets for carbon cuts, especially given general inertia and cowardice among developed economies.
OVERALL: 1/10. Brave and far sighted commitment to actually doing something about climate change brings the coalition back into positive territory. A particularly effective 'fuck you' to Labour, and especially Ed Miliband, who achieved nothing comparable as Secretary of State for the Energy and Climate Change.
1 - "Chris Huhne pledges to halve UK carbon emissions by 2025," by Fiona Harvey and Allegra Stratton. Published in The Guardian, 17th of May, 2011. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/17/uk-halve-carbon-emissions?intcmp=122)

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