Blair Unveils Ambitious Environmental Bill
This is a great idea, but the timeframe puts the Climate Change Bill's architects in the clear, as they will ostensibly be out of power 43 years from now. Also, the bill is light on specificity, as far as has been reported. The article then veers towards speculation on the effects this bill may take, though it's worth noting that even Mercedes is rolling out the hybrids.
BRITAIN is to slash its emissions by 60 per cent by 2050, the government pledged yesterday in a move likely to require major changes in the way in which the nation's homes and businesses use power.
The UK will become the first country to set legally binding targets to cut its emissions. Ministers hope that they can "lead by example" and encourage other countries to adopt similar restrictions.
Under the draft Climate Change Bill, future governments would face penalties and a judicial review if they did not adhere to binding targets. A target of 26 to 32 per cent by 2020 and 60 per cent by 2050 has been set.
The draft bill does not stipulate how the cuts should be made, or give specific reduction targets for individual businesses, councils and households.