United Kingdom: Lord Deben: Thatcherite turned green warrior defends climate cuts

Guardian: The former Tory environment secretary and now head of the UK's climate change watchdog, John Gummer – now Lord Deben – has vowed to protect legislation underpinning the UK's climate commitments, bringing him into conflict with many in his own party. The simmering row in the coalition is set to be reignited when George Osborne announces tax breaks for shale gas drilling in the autumn statement. The new gas strategy is intended to promote a huge rise in gas exploration and power generation. This......

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