Legislation making UK first to put carbon cuts into law still 'inadequate'

Mon, 2007-10-29 12:43Bill Miller
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Legislation making UK first to put carbon cuts into law still 'inadequate'

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said the government would strike an independent committee on climate change to advise on “five-year carbon budgets” and introduce carbon trading schemes for large to medium size companies and public sector organizations.

Legislation will also ask the committee whether the government's target to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 60% by 2050 should be strengthened further, and whether other greenhouse gases, and emissions from international aviation and shipping, should be included in the UK's targets.

Unimpressed, Green Party spokesperson Caroline Lucas described the 60% reduction target as “woefully inadequate and too distant.

“We need a Climate Change Bill which sets binding emissions reduction targets of at least 6% a year to allow us to achieve cuts in UK greenhouse gas emissions in the region of 90% by 2030.”

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…and 20% of all jobs. Genius. 60% is already aggressive, but 90%, not a chance unless you want your economy to crash and to lose your job, all on the pretense that CO2 really is a bad atom in the environment. On the contrary is has nothing to do with temperature, just do the research. And what keeps a company from saying the heck with carbon trading, we’re going to country “X”? Find a solution that is fair to companies without policies. How about requiring to reveal your CO2 output with company taxes. Let the consumer decide which to buy from. There are flaws in this due to outsourcing, but a better direction. Using polices will only drive out the jobs to other countries.

Well Mike, you clearly don’t have a clue regarding the science (eg. CO2 is a “molecule” composed of three “atoms”). “Has nothing to do with temperature, just do the research.” – Why would you want to destroy your credibility so early in your post? What research have you done that overturns every discovery since Tyndall? But I’ll try to look past your apparent ignorance. … I agree, labeling would be very useful. However, I believe in user-pay. I think an entity should have to pay to use the ocean and air as a garbage dump (read “carbon tax”). And if companies want to go someplace where the tragedy of the commons rules and pollution is free, then tax the materials when they come into the country whilst pressuring that country to join in the carbon tax system. This should help to reduce the temptation of companies to go overseas (although they’ll probably have many other reasons for doing so). I haven’t put a lot of thought into the policy realm – I’d like to (it’s a discussion from which I think folks could greatly benefit) but people keep polluting this discussion with stupid or misleading statements regarding the science of AGW.

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In any aspects in life people of different situations were affected by global recession. This might be the worst nightmare that we are facing today. The effects of recession are always on our crossroads, as the recession draws on, fewer people are willing to lay down $20,000 or more on a vehicle that isn’t a daily driver. The company has also been hurting because of the credit crisis, but after losing large sums on previous loans, the financial wing is still offering loans with much stricter requirements. Tom Bergman, Harley CFO defends the lending, citing that the company is trying to survive. They may need a payday loan in the meantime. However, as the economy shows signs of rebound, it isn’t likely we will see an end to Harley Davidson.

What is an example of basic legislation? Thanks, Raptiva Lawyer

This “accord” neither sets ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions anywhere near the scope scientists are calling for, nor is it fair to the many developing countries suffering from the impact of climate change right now. http://www.myeasypayday.com

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Thanks for sharing such woderful post.Firstly i have to say thanks to Hilary Benn to advise on five-year carbon budgets.This is used to decrease the carbon.Please provide some important points to What are some ways that we can reduce pollution.

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