“Lib Dems Three Times Greener Than Other Parties” says Huhne

A new report by the Green Alliance has placed the Lib Dems lightyears ahead of the Tories and Labour for environmental policies. The Green Standard Report gave the Lib Dems three ‘green traffic lights’ compared to Labour’s one and the Tories’ none.

“The Liberal Democrats have an ambitious and realistic objective for a zero-carbon Britain, tackling carbon emissions from every part of the economy: transport, housing, offices and factories. Our green tax proposals will switch the burden of taxes towards pollution, not people. We need greener and fairer taxes, not more taxes,” said Chris Huhne, our Environment Spokesman.

The news comes ahead of the party’s debate on plans for a zero carbon Britain at conference next week.

“Despite all their warm words, it is telling that the Tories fail to get a single green light. Moreover, they are still divided between those like John Gummer who want to go green and those like John Redwood who do not,” Huhne said.

Update: The BBC carry the story here.

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