I remember a few years ago a Green Party spokesman being destroyed by Jonathan Dimbleby on TV as they argued for more taxes for people with more than one TV, forcing companies to close down head offices and instead relocate all their businesses to different parts of the country, indeed I seem to recall they even suggested that every town should have a small biscuit factor rather than there being one large one. Talk about a return to the stone age. Some might describe their policies as akin to tearing up all the progress that has been made in economics and efficiency (and with that we should include energy efficiency) and just trying to turn the clock back.
In Germany they have had to witness the short sighted policies of the Greens when as part of the deal for them to join the coalition government they argued for the closing of Nuclear Power stations. When this happened the Germans opened extra coal fired powers stations in their place and imported more electricity from France, which is itself 80% nuclear, which in turn led to France building more nuclear power stations. So how's that for energy efficiency and carbon use. Close a power station, build an identical one a few hundred miles away.
So I was interested to read on Anders Hanson's excellent blog a review of the problems highlighted in the Swedish Green Party's policies, which are not dissimilar to the UK Green Party's policies. Though the Green's never really stand for anything except vague promises.
A worthy read for anyone even contemplating voting Green.
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