London’s Mayor, Ken Livinstone will announce radical plans to slash London’s carbon emissions by 60% within 20 years.
Livingstone wants a quarter of London’s electricity supply to be shifted from the national grid to local combined heat-and-power systems by 2025.
The city will offer “green gurus” to help families make their lifestyles more environmentally friendly, and will subsidise supplies of cavity wall and loft insulation. The move is by the most far-reaching attempted by a big city in the UK.
Livingstone also has a go at London’s famous 4X4 drivers: “All of us have a responsibility, actions taken at an individual level can have consequences that are unacceptable for society as a whole. Buying a gas-guzzling 4×4 vehicle is an ‘individual choice’ but it creates carbon emissions that contribute to global warming and harm everyone. It should be no more socially acceptable than to claim the right to dump rubbish in the street.”
Go for it Ken…