co2 reductions become a legal requirement

By Gavin, 13th March 2007

This is a huge step forward.

“The government has unveiled plans to set a “legally binding” target to cut carbon emissions by 60% by 2050.”

Plans include:

# Targets to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2050 and between 26% and 32% by 2020

# Greater energy efficiency, with more consumers becoming “producers” of their own energy at home

# Investment in low-carbon fuels and technologies, such as carbon capture and storage, wind, wave and solar power

# Carbon “budgets” – which cap emissions levels – set every five years

# The government reporting annually to Parliament on its progress in controlling emissions

“Aviation represents 5%, so aviation is important but it’s one fifth as important for this big problem as domestic emissions.” . Mr Miliband added: “If we are going to fly more, we’ve got to do something else less. “In the end the planet doesn’t mind whether it’s an aviation emission or another emission.”

We’re also getting closer and closer to our big news here…