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27 November 2007



I thought the report was an odd mix of optimism and tacit scepticism. It is optimistic that business has the capacity to deliver the changes required if we are to meet the emissions in the bill that is currently going through parliament. It is tacitly sceptical about the capacity of consumers to change their behaviour. The whole analysis is based on the view that consumers will simply foot the bill for investment in clean technology, rather than consuming less.

Phil Clark

You've got a point there. Furthermore, would turkeys ever vote for Christmas? Although the report says that substantial changes needed to be made to our economy I don't see a questioning of the whole conception of growth or consumption there.

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