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The Rationale Of The UK Climate Change Act

June 1, 2013

By Paul Homewood

 

I have just come across this NHS document, which attempts to address how they will be affected by the Climate Change Act. They conclude:-

 

 

1) The new 80% targets for carbon reduction by 2050 will be a challenge for all sectors, including the NHS, which has set out targets in the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy to help meet the 2050 target.

(Translation – it will cost billions that they have not got)

 

The interesting bit, though, is at the start, where they explain the rationale of the Act:-

 

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http://www.sdu.nhs.uk/documents/publications/1232893824_kmNp_3_summary_of_the_main_provisions_of_the_climate_c.pdf

 

Focus on the second key aim. Didn’t we do well!

As the Copenhagen negotiations were an utter failure, and as there is no post 2012 agreement, I think we can safely say that the Act has totally failed in 50% of its objective, which in turn seems to completely nullify the first aim.

Now a sensible person would consider suspending the Act, until we have a global agreement. After all, we have signalled our commitment to anybody who can be bothered to listen.

Unfortunately, we are not ruled by sensible people.

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One Comment
  1. June 2, 2013 10:27 am

    FRENCH TRIBUNE.COM wrote yesterday:
    “UK Climate Change Act Limits Big Energy Choices;
    has been revealed in a report lately that the Climate Change Act in the UK has probably left a small room for the government for maneuvering big energy choices. They also have little small space for contriving the role for fossil fuels such as coal and gas. ……”
    (Submitted Sat, 06/01/2013)
    http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1318393-uk-climate-change-act-limits-big-energy-choices

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