Monday, 25 January 2010

Are they seriously thinking about this?

This is the headline to this article in the Times.

Cities face wrecking ball to meet carbon targets

Here is an extract from the article;

Huge expanses of British town and city centres built in the Sixties and Seventies may have to be torn down to meet carbon emission standards for buildings.

In an interview with The Times, the Government’s new chief construction adviser said that there may be no choice but to demolish buildings put up in those decades because it is impossible to refurbish them to a sufficiently high standard.

All this because the government wants to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.

Where are all the people meant to go while their houses are being rebuilt?

Guess how much this is going to cost.

Here is an extract from the article;

The Policy Exchange, the public policy think-tank, has estimated that Britain would need to spend about £400 billion on new and refurbished infrastructure by 2020 to address historic underinvestment and to kick-start transition to a low-carbon economy.

Yes that is right £400 Billion.

Where are we going to get that sort of money from, we are up to our ears in debt.

Every article I see about people becoming carbon neutral, I see a someone or some company getting rich from it.

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