Wednesday, March 07, 2007

And the blighters want us to cut 20%

Now there's suprise. Despite waving all sorts of panic shrouds at us like the Stern Report and the Un Global Conference on Climate Change, our own dear Government fails to practice what it preaches.
"most departments were unlikely to hit the target of cutting carbon emissions by 12.5% from 1990 levels by 2010".
Indeed according to the report, "Most ministries were "using energy less efficiently"." Worse, "Eleven ministries, including the Department of Transport and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), saw an increase in their carbon emissions compared with the previous 12 months".

My favourite criticism was this, "Against a backdrop of non-stop messages on climate change and corporate social responsibility, the government has failed to get its own house in order.
"It is absolutely inexcusable that the government is lagging so far behind the private sector, when it should be leading the way."

Yes that is right, the private sector is just getting on with it, whilst the bloat that is the public sector is incapable of even complying with its own dictats.
The pointless Milliband responded, "Government is committed to playing its role in tackling climate change and reducing emissions, alongside the actions already being taken by business and individuals".

It is playinying its role is it. And I take it its role is merely to scream 'do as I say, not as I do'? Silly me it is the government after all.

Now I don't really do environmental panic, but it is funny watching these hypocrites being hoist by their own petard.

1 comment:

Wonder Woman said...

I work in the energy efficiency business and I read a report on the FSA, which is touted as being one of the best. They leave all their air con on 24/7 - because they can.