Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
more
 
About
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

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


Discussion Thread  

Jim Dunlop wrote:

24 May 2011

Bring back the S.D.C They provided a variety of sustainabilty, and environmental issues for action.
Regards
Jim Dunlop
Seacourt Ltd
www.seacourt.net




Discussion Thread  

 


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community



Related Items From Everyone


  1. eSight selected by Balfour Beatty to help reduce energy and utility usage for its clients and...

    08 Jun 2011
  2. Transforming the built environment in accordance with the government's low carbon agenda...

    30 Nov 2010
  3. As part of the Advantage scheme, we are developing projects that will reduce...

  4. That looks like a great project - good luck with it!

  5. Anthony N. Bell Organisations




Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback

RSS



We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.