Britain’s Politics Blows Climate Change
As Britain meets its new power-sharing leaders, climate change policy is caught in the middle, according to The Independent.
Pre-election slogans from the Conservative party to “vote blue, go green” have been muddied by the Liberal-Democrats who disagree with their new political bedfellows on several key issues. Already the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne (a Lib-Dem cabinet appointee) has surrendered nuclear energy policy to his Conservative deputy, Charles Hendry.
Not only do the parties disagree on nuclear power, but substantial rifts exist on renewable energy and offshore drilling. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has announced, however, that his will be “the greenest government ever” with ministerial departments will drop their carbon by 10%.