Various things got me thinking about this one having posted about the pathetic attempt to improve things contained in last weeks budget.
So the government admits that we will not make the 2010 target at the current rate of progress.
The budget adds a few tweaks but clearly more needs to be done.
Meanwhile in Mondays Guardian there was a report that Britain's wind energy is set to exceed expectations with 50% more wind farms powering British homes and industry by 2010 than predicted four years ago.
So if exceeeding expectations won't do it then we clearly need to do more
There was a positive report in the Sunday Observer about Planning policy statement 22 which gives local authorities the right to insist that new housing schemes get 10 percent of their energy from renewables.
According to the article the first authority to integrate PPS 22 into its policies is Surrey County Council.
I know I would like to see it compulsory in all new houses nationwide but this looks as if it might at least be a start.
I do not know how many local authorities have done this or are in the process of doing so but perhaps we should all start checking this out. I know I shall and then if it has not be done I will be asking some questions.
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