Britain eyes 50-percent carbon emissions cut target

May 17, 2011
Britain on Tuesday unveiled plans to cut its carbon emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2025, saying the proposal marked a significant step forward in its efforts to fight climate change. Energy Minister Chris Huhne, pictured in 2010, unveiled Britain's fourth "carbon budget", which governs the country's carbon emissions between 2023 and 2027, in the lower House of Commons.

Britain on Tuesday unveiled plans to cut its carbon emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2025, saying the proposal marked a significant step forward in its efforts to fight climate change.

Energy Minister Chris Huhne unveiled Britain's fourth "carbon budget", which governs the country's between 2023 and 2027, in the lower House of Commons.

"It puts Britain at the leading edge of a new global industrial transformation as well as making good our determination that this will be the greenest government ever," he said.

Prime Minister David Cameron added: "This is the right approach for Britain if we are to combat climate change, secure our for the long-term and seize the economic opportunities that green industries hold."

Britain's third "", which covers the years 2018 to 2022, commits the country to making cuts of 35 percent in emissions compared to 1990 levels.

The European Union has committed to cut by 20 percent by 2020 compared to levels in 1990.

Britain, France and Germany have led calls to increase the commitment to 30 percent.

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3.4 / 5 (5) May 17, 2011
Crackpot alarm!
Energy Minister Chris Huhne (the speeding crook/lair) is the man who will go down in history as the man who did more damage to the UK than all the wars combined for the last 1000 years! Goodby Britain it's been good to know you.
2.3 / 5 (6) May 17, 2011
It is good to see crackpots like Ted208 finally becoming socially conscious and informing the world that they are crackpots before their crackpots posts.

Thank you Ted208
3 / 5 (2) May 18, 2011
Thanks Vendicar, did you plan on joining the greenshirts and joining the war on climate change yourself?

Your public hatred of all things related to human liberty and free will would be better focused on facilitating the lie, rather than attacking the bystanders who can't help but notice something strange is going on.

Remember folks, the world Vendicar and the greens want you to live in is THEIR world and THEIR rules.
2.3 / 5 (3) May 19, 2011
This is not a issue of human liberty carbon emissions effect everyone therefore they must be regulated. Would you be mad if someone told you that you can no longer change your oil and dump it out on your property. After all you where born with two hands you bought the oil in the first place shouldnt it be your right to dump it where ever you see fit. You are living in are world with us so your welcome for making your life better.
3 / 5 (2) May 21, 2011
Britain has got something stuck in its eyes then.
3 / 5 (2) May 24, 2011
So, have we found a solution to the climate "problem" that doesn't reduce down to "less for you, more for me?"

Or is that kind of the idea here?

How different is paying me to insure good weather much different than the sacrifices demanded by Aztec priests to insure the sun god did not burn the world up?
5 / 5 (1) May 26, 2011 fight climate change... combat climate change

This sounds dangerous. If you see armed fights like this, don't intervene. Call your local law enforcement.
5 / 5 (1) May 31, 2011
Thankfully under eco-austerity Britain's captive population will be confined to the island along with their predator-class rulers. However much carbon they wish to extract from their slaves is their business.

Let this be a lesson for the world why you need a government of laws, a constitution and the consent of the people, or you're nothing but slaves and food for your rulers.

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