Friday, May 14, 2010

Back to Victorian times - shivering in the cold?

There is much to be cheerful about in the fact that we have a new government - but their environmental and energy policies are a disaster.

At a time when we are in desperate financial straights, the new Coalition Government has chosen policies that will hurt the poorest in our society through increased costs for heating and electricity, while doing very little to reduce CO2 emissions. It is quite possible (see this New Scientist article for example) that our winters will become more severe in the near future: are we all going to shiver in the dark?

To learn more, read this excellent analysis by the Tax Payers Alliance.

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