Saturday, September 08, 2012

This Is When We Turn to the Professionals - Room for Debate -
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frost warning tonight in the Dakotas. The Long hot summer is ending nationwide
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John Gummer warns: don't dump green agenda | Environment | The Observer
"I think there can be no growth unless there is green growth," he said, stressing that population growth would put increasing pressure on finite resources such as gas, while renewable energy was a natural limitless resource. "If we want to grow in this world, we can only grow in a green way," said Gummer, a Tory environment secretary in the 1990s.

"We led the way with the Climate Change Act. The current government started on its route with the Green Deal and other things. But let us not kid ourselves. Round the world other countries are seeing that this is the only future. The Chinese are moving fast. Even countries like South Africa, South Korea and Australia are doing so."

While he would not be drawn into criticising individual ministers, he said anyone who believed gas would remain cheap was making a dangerous mistake. "You have actually got to go for renewables," he said. "The facts are absolutely clear. We have to go down the line we said we would, and we have to do it at the speed we said, because this is the most cost-effective speed.

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