26 Nov '15, 1pm

Could CCS cuts condemn UK to carbon budget crisis?

Sometimes, when politicians claim the media are overly cynical and argue public disillusionment with politics undermines the democratic process I find myself nodding in agreement. And then days like yesterday come along and remind you quite how disingenuous, short sighted, and narrowly expedient our political class is capable of being. You will have to make your own decision as to which aspect of the government's shock decision to scrap its £1bn carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project is the most dispiriting. Perhaps it's the timing. The announcement was made on the same afternoon as the Chancellor's Spending Review, guaranteeing that this betrayal of a manifesto pledge would secure scant mainstream media attention. Perhaps it's that manifesto u-turn itself. Just six months after the Conservative Party praised itself for "committing £1 billion for carbon cap...

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