Friday, September 19, 2008

Latest Climate Radio: Liberal Democrat Climate Policies

Phil England continues Climate Radio, this week with a report back from the Lib Dem party conference.

The 300-350 Show: Liberal Democrat Climate Policies

The Liberal Democrat climate change policies are regarded by environmental campaign groups as the most progressive of the major parties in the UK. These include:

  • Energy independence and a Zero Carbon Britain by 2050
  • An efficiency standard for new power stations that would rule out new coal without carbon capture and storage
  • No nuclear power
  • No replacement for our Trident nuclear arsenal
  • Green taxes
  • Investment in public transport including a high speed rail network and complete electrification of the network
  • virtually no airport expansion

The Lib Dems have also been actively working to strengthen the UK's Climate Change Bill.
But has the profile of their green policies taken a back seat as the economy takes a downward turn?

We travel to Bournemouth to their party conference to interview the party's shadow secretary for environment, Steve Webb MP and shadow secretary for transport, Norman Baker MP.

Liberal Democrat policies

The Green Standard

Lib Dems Zero Carbon Britain policy paper (NB Annex at p.42)

Download the show from the archive: Here (avalable from the 21th Sep)

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