Pussy Footing Around

There is a great deal of big talk about climate change but when it comes to actual measures there is a great deal of pussy footing around. We talk big numbers, in terms of emission reductions, but policy is based on targets, not results, and no politician is prepared to mandate measures to prevent climate change. The government’s Green Deal is a classic example of what I mean. Conceived by the Labour Government the Green Deal was conceived as a way of enabling those who wanted to fit home insulation to be able to do so with soft loans that are paid for out of energy savings, financed by a levy on electricity bills. Continue reading