Conservatives urge people to 'go green'
David Cameron has declared the Conservative Party will not ditch environmental policies due to an economic downturn and called on people to "go green".
According to the Press Association, The Tory leader also said this would not mean the party would ignore financial concerns, adding the UK must slowly abandon fossil fuels.
Mr Cameron outlined the Conservative's Blue/Green Charter, and called for measures to encourage the development of greener cars and power stations which could trap CO2.
Quoted by the Press Association, he said: "We are not going to drop the environmental agenda in an economic downturn. But neither will we ignore the rising cost of living and the fact that people are hurting."
He also said the era of cheap oil was "well and truly over" and that he wanted to see the UK progress in a way that was both environmentally friendly and in a manner that would benefit the economy.
Article Date: 17 June 2008
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