The UK government’s outbreak of limited common sense on some aspects of energy policy has apparently baffled professional climate propagandist Al Gore, reports the edie newsroom.
Former US Vice President Al Gore has launched a scathing attack on Britain’s floundering energy and climate policy, demanding “actions rather than words” from Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of the crucial climate change conference in Paris this December. Speaking at an event held by the Green Alliance in London earlier today (22 September), Gore wielded Barack Obama’s infamous “Yes We Can” slogan to hail the green energy revolution, but criticised Cameron’s regime for slowing the pace of change by scrapping an array of environmental policies.
“As a friend of the United Kingdom I must tell you, I am puzzled,” Gore said.
“Since the General Election, this country’s commitment to zero-carbon homes has been cancelled. The Green Deal has been scrapped. The Climate Change Levy exemption for zero-carbon energy has been removed. Solar and onshore wind support through the Renewables Obligation has been stopped. The Green Investment Bank will be privatised. The prevention of fracking in protected areas has been reversed. Feed-in tariffs are to be reduced by 87%. I’m puzzled.”
‘Puzzled’ – well…he would be, wouldn’t he?