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Greenpeace reaction to the Autumn Statement

Last edited 23 November 2016 at 5:14pm
23 November, 2016

The Chancellor announced new support for innovation, research and Electric Vehicles. 

Doug Parr, Greenpeace Chief Scientist said: “Today’s Autumn Statement did little to boost the UK’s credibility as a global leader on climate action. But there were some glimmers of hope in the money for electric vehicles and a stable carbon floor price that will help phase out coal. Now, with a smidgen of innovation and inspiration, the new national productivity investment fund should back clean, modern and home grown technologies.  Other countries are already doing this and are forging ahead in the race to dominate the booming low carbon economy.

Osborne's Autumn Statement

Last edited 3 December 2014 at 2:56pm

Greenpeace response

3 December, 2014

In response to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist at Greenpeace UK, said -

“In what looks like the warmest year on record, George Osborne has strikingly failed to shield the UK economy from climate change and grasp the opportunities of a modern clean-tech economy.

UK energy - where are we at?

Posted by kcumming — 6 December 2013 at 2:16pm - Comments
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What a month for the Big 6! Whether cuts to energy efficiency measures, a green light for unabated coal burning, fracking tax breaks that lock in the UK’s reliance on gas, or the multi-billion pound windfall due to companies like EDF and Centrica from an unchanged carbon floor price, the energy giants have won another round at the expense of ordinary people.

Osborne's plan for the UK: pollute our way to growth

Posted by petespeller — 1 December 2011 at 11:19am - Comments
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George Osborne launched an assault on green measures in his Autumn Statement that reads as if it were written by the UK’s biggest polluters. Tax breaks for heavy polluters, renewed support for airport expansion, opening the countryside to development, more roads and a freeze on fuel duty  - all this adds up to the dirtiest budget in recent history.

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