Peter Hoskin

Here comes the green...

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It's been billed as the "Green Budget".  Here are some of Darling's green announcements: 

1) The Government are considering raising the carbon emissions target, for an 80% cut in emissions by 2050.  

2) Legislation to be introduced for plastic bag charging.

3) New £26 million fund to help householders reduce emissions.

4) Reform of vehicle excise duty (including re-banding) to encourage consumers and manufacturers to buy/make less-polluting cars.