Green New Deal?
Letter from Dr Caroline Lucas MEP: If Gordon Brown is to deliver on his promise that Britain will emerge from the recession as a “low carbon economy”, he is going to have to be an awful lot bolder. His announcement of 400,000 “green” jobs stretches the definition of “green industries” to include nuclear. But even if nuclear were green, renewable energy sources generate many more jobs per unit of energy than nuclear. Since it takes at least 15 years to build a new power station, nuclear will have no effect on the recession. Brown and Darling need to abandon projects such as the third runway at Heathrow. The gains from a green industrial revolution will be severely undermined if the government persists in the greatest expansion of aviation in a generation.
Independent 13th Apr 2009 more >>
Six major powers have agreed a draft statement calling for new sanctions against North Korea over its long-range rocket launch that is expected to be adopted by the full UN Security Council on Monday.
Telegraph 13th Apr 2009 more >>