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09 May 2011 12:05:13

Report claims government failing on green pledges

Report claims government failing on green pledges
The UK government is failing in its ambition to be the greenest ever, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth (FoE).

Authored by former chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission Jonathon Porritt, the research claims little progress has been made on 58 of the 77 green policies the government has in place.

The report states that the lack of engagement across Whitehall is hindering progress made on green issues by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Mr Porritt added: "The prime minister's own credibility is at stake here - as is that of the Liberal Democrats who have clearly failed to use their influence inside the coalition to ensure a better performance on the environment and sustainable development."

Despite the report criticising some of the government's green U-turns, such as the recent changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme, it welcome the creation of the Renewable Heat Incentive and the plans to roll out smart meters across the UK.

The Sustainable Development Commission stopped operations on March 31st 2011, after 11 years of providing advice to the government.  ADNFCR-1235-ID-800523946-ADNFCR

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