Comment - Energy and Climate Change
Unlikely Green warriors by David Flint
On May 16th, 2012 the Guardian reported the contents of a
from foreign secretary William Hague to his cabinet colleagues. The letter says that the UK should "do
more to help green industries, boost economic growth, stop the UK falling behind international rivals,
and avoid losing its global leadership on the environment". He also says that without stronger leadership
there is "no hope of securing an international agreement on climate change".
On 14th May Peter Hain left the Labour front-bench to work on African politics and to promote a Severn
barrage. Next day Leo Hickman reviewed the pros and cons of a barrage. (His
article in the Guardian
is unusual as he spells out the steps he took to investigate the barrage
proposal, which included calling on readers for help).
Hickman concluded that "a network of tidal stream generators positioned throughout the estuary"
would be environmentally sounder, faster to build and offer greater potential for rolling out to other
sites. This is consistent with
our own policy
First published in the EGP members newsletter, June 2012
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