The Chancellor George Osbourne announced that the UK will not lead the rest of Europe in its efforts to cut carbon emissions. So that the country's carbon targets will probably be watered down. What hapened to the "Greenest Government Ever"?, More like 'We will only be as Green if everyone else does too'. Thats following not leading.
In a potentially explosive intervention, Osborne insisted the government will only cut emissions in line with its neighbours to ensure British businesses are "not disadvantaged".
Speaking at the Conservative party conference, the chancellor accused environmental regulations of "piling costs on the energy bills of households and companies" and argued that the government should not adopt green targets that damage the business sector.
Actually it would have meant we would be leading in a growing sector, leading to an increase in exports. Instead others will continue to dominate and we will have to continue to import Green technologies such as wind turbines.
So lets not invest in the future, they want us to continue much as we are; a bit behind. Who thought these people would stick to their promises?
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