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Scrapping energy saving targets is a disgrace

July 18, 2005 12:00 AM

Energy-saving light bulb.Commenting on the Government's plan abandon energy saving requirements in new planning regulations, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, Norman Baker MP said:

"This decision is an absolute disgrace, particularly coming after the Prime Minister's hand ringing over climate change.

"Improvements to energy efficiency are the most effective way of tackling climate change and reducing energy demand domestically.

"It shows that once again the Prime Minister is prepared to lecture others abroad on climate change whilst taking no action at home."