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UK politicians follow, not lead, with shallow climate promises

A brief walkthrough of the UK Green party manifesto for energy, its new green deal, shows that you do not get much change out of what is effectively £1 trillion over ten years. But it is a good reminder of all the touchpoints you must embark upon to get to zero emissions. We went through the major spending points, not counting their take on agriculture, and the headlines would be a carbon tax which includes flights, and which gets bigger every year for ten years; a ban fracking; connecting our electric cables to neighboring, but green, countries to share; introduce demand response systems into electricity operators; increase renewables and batteries for renewables; convert 1 million homes a year to electric…

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