Letter: UK should only cut emissions by 10%

I heartily agree with your statements on the UK’s legislation on greenhouse gases (Leader, 23 June). You omitted to point out, however, that some developed countries such as the US are paying only lip service to this cause for exactly the economic reasons you outlined. I watched a minister on TV recently bemoaning the fact […]

I heartily agree with your statements on the UK’s legislation on greenhouse gases (Leader, 23 June). You omitted to point out, however, that some developed countries such as the US are paying only lip service to this cause for exactly the economic reasons you outlined.

I watched a minister on TV recently bemoaning the fact that Swedish houses cost less to heat than British ones. He seemed to have forgotten that under the last Labour government there was a tax on those who installed cavity wall insulation, levied under the housing rates system.

The UK should stop at a 10% reduction in greenhouse gases until we see some corresponding reductions from other countries.

Stephen Walker, by e-mail

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