Monday, 21 May 2012

Government stalling says WWF

Ever-reliable source of green merriment, ClickGreen, has a story on how former panda-botherers WWF are now into big politics. 

“The call is now coming from across the party, from inside government and from business to stop the Treasury blocking green growth and get on with policies that our economic competitors have been doing for years.

“Far from putting British companies out of business, environmental policies may well be the saving of them. Leading businesses are already crying out for measures such as mandatory carbon reporting and policy certainty for the development of the renewable energy sector.” 

I hear their pain. How they manage without mandatory carbon reporting I'll never know. 


Sam Vega said...

Is "carbon reporting" just reporting on the "carbon footprint" of your business? If so, I can see how it would create jobs and work, but it is essentially non-productive labour and a potential hindrance. Just cutting the national cake into ever smaller pieces, all the while tutting at the chef...

A K Haart said...

Sam - it's reporting on the emission of greenhouse gases, principally carbon dioxide. Not a simple process and the scope for ambiguity and a paperwork explosion is immense.

dayzero said...

Don't worry, the SAS will be on hand to 'implement' it all.

You couldn't make it up, eh.

A K Haart said...

dayzero - strange world. We only see a fraction of it.