21 Mar '12, 3pm

Osborne's #Budget2012 is a polluters' charter:

Before the election George Osborne said , “Instead of the Treasury blocking green reform, I want a Conservative Treasury to lead the development of the low carbon economy and finance a green recovery.” He added , “If I become Chancellor, the Treasury will become a green ally, not a foe.” But today’s budget from George Osborne was the worst for the environment in recent memory. Support for our clean tech manufacturing industries – already growing at 5% a year – could have become the corner stone of our economic recovery. Instead, green industries were pushed aside to make way for a fossil fuel binge. Here’s a round-up of the most important announcements for the environment: Gas burning The most significant line in the speech in environmental terms was this one: “Gas is cheap, has much less carbon than coal and will be the largest single source of our electricity in the comi...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/budget-2012-pol...

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