17th February 2009
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change Ed Miliband was presented with a letter from the Hastings Alliance last week at a meeting in Brighton.
The letter (below) gave a stark reminder that not only would the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road produce an extra 6,000 tonnes per year of carbon dioxide, but also would more than wipe out East Sussex County Council’s target to reduce county wide carbon dioxide emissions from its schools, libraries and other operations by 5,712 tonnes. Ironically, the two sets of figures apply to the same year: 2012!
The minister accepted the letter and began reading it immediately during a lull in proceeddings caused by a demonstration about…….yes, climate change and Heatrow’s proposed new runway!