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    Is this a "green" government or not ?

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    papa_umau
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    Is this a "green" government or not ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 22 Feb 2016, 12:50 pm

    In the government's drive to save public money we are seeing at least two of their flagship green policies being slashed.

    HERE is one publication from Business Green .com

    Energy Feed-In Tariffs:

    Originally these subsidies were put in place to encourage people to install photo-voltaic roof panels and domestic wind turbines, but after saying that they would be totally scrapped in September they have softened their stance and decided not to cut these tariffs completely.

    There is still expected to be job-losses in the solar industry of up to 18,000 places.

    The subsidy to help people to buy electric vehicles

    HERE it is from The Guardian online.

    Starting on March the first the 5,000 grant designed to reduce the cost of buying electric cars is to be reduced to 4,500 and this means that buying an electric car is going to cost 500 more.

    Depending on how many people take up this grant in the future there is also a risk that it may be scrapped altogether.

    They say that they are a "green government", but they are trying very hard to go back on the green policies that they crowed about in their election manifesto.


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    Re: Is this a "green" government or not ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 12:04 pm

    Of course this is not a "green" government as they are seriously influenced by the fossil fuels lobby.
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    Re: Is this a "green" government or not ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 26 Feb 2016, 12:14 pm

    Yes, you are right that the so-called "green" polices of many governments of the past have been killed off or modified by the pressures that come to bear from the Gas, oil, and other fossil-fuels lobbyists.

    All governments know that for any country to go truly green the people need to be subsidised in order to get the ball rolling.

    Once this proverbial ball IS rolling it will have a life of it's own and it will eventually push all of the dirty and expensive fossil fuels where they need to be; in the junk yard.


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    Re: Is this a "green" government or not ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 27 Feb 2016, 11:53 am

    Of course they are not a "green" government as if we wanted a truly "green" government we would elect the Greens.

    I don't think that we care all that much about green politics if these politics are going to cost us money.

    We are a very selfish lot, us Brits.
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    Re: Is this a "green" government or not ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 28 Feb 2016, 1:38 pm

    Too true Angie.

    I have often wondered why the Greens in Germany are so powerful while the Greens in the UK are a fringe party.

    HERE is a very interesting article from The Christian Science Monitor on how and why the Greens in Germany are so strong.

    Shame that couldn't happen here.....

    OR... could it ?


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