Commenting on today’s budget, Greenpeace executive director John Sauven and energy campaigner Lawrence Carter have responded to the breaking news.
John Sauven said, “This was a twentieth-century budget for a twentieth-first century economy. We got tax breaks for polluters and almost complete disinterest in the green economy, one of the only sectors that has consistently delivered jobs and growth in recent years. British businesses stand poised to become dominant forces in the global clean energy market, but they’re being undermined by a Chancellor who seems increasingly ill-suited to the times we live in. This man lacks a vision.”
Fracking also featured later in the budget announcement made just moments ago.
Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement of tax breaks for the shale gas industry, Greenpeace energy campaigner Lawrence Carter said, “The Chancellor is slashing public services with one hand while gifting tax breaks to the fossil fuel industry with the other. This is unfair on struggling households, especially when everyone from the energy regulator Ofgem to BP to the Energy Secretary say UK fracking won’t bring down bills.”
He continued, “Bungs to the gas industry make it harder for Britain to meet its climate targets and stifle the low carbon sector, which provided one third of all UK growth between 2011-2012. Green jobs and investment are at risk here. George Osborne needs to stop playing Britain’s JR Ewing and instead back the shift to carbon free energy, which will create jobs and be cleaner, safer and cheaper over time.”
Alistair Smith, the Chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Power Industries Division, has made a statement in response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee calling for a ‘plan B’ in case new nuclear reactors are not built in the UK.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ‘Trends in the Global Solar Photovoltaics Industry’ report to their offering.
The Linde Group has been awarded a contract to build a natural gas terminal in the town of Emden in northern Germany, which will see natural gas supplied to the country from Norway.
Increasing life expectancy and the rise in chronic diseases are major public health issues. Air Liquide is continuing to develop its home healthcare activity in France with the acquisition of SEPRODOM, a key player in home healthcare and monitoring of patients with chronic diseases in the French overseas departments and ...
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