Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Green New Deal

Tony Juniper speaking at the Green party conference.

At the recent conference Greens were advised about the new report called the "Green New Deal". This has been written by a panel which includes Caroline Lucas (Green MEP and leader), Co-director of Finance For The Future Colin Hines, SolarCentury boss Jeremy Leggett, Guardian Economic Editor Larry Elliot, and former Friends of the Earth chief Tony Juniper.

Essentially, the report acknowledges the triple whammy of credit crunch, energy prices/security and climate change and then sets out practical steps to deal with the problems.
Broadly speaking, the solution is a massive investment in energy efficiency and renewables funded by local authority bonds and cheap finance, which in turn creates tens of thousands of new jobs.

More can be found here.

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