Monday, 20 October 2008


Ed Miliband, the Climate Change & Energy Secretary, speaks with forked tongue.
His greenhouse gas emissions target of 80% down by 2050 would be more credible if he was also prepared to act on airport expansion, coal power stations and nuclear power.

Ben Foley makes the crucial point that this is a blatantly political target: "The Government knows it is so far in the future that they will never be held to account for it, so they can promise what they like, and then carry on as before".

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