One year in: the good, the bad and the u-turns

Table: Commitment tallyCoalition’s most impressive achievements

  • Guaranteeing no runway development at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted (for the coalition’s lifetime).
  • Expanding and further greening the Higher Level Stewardship scheme subsidising environment-friendly farming.
  • Introducing a major Energy Bill to set up the Green Deal energy efficiency loan scheme, and recognising further government support is needed for it to succeed (see p 44).
  • Accepting, with provisos, the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations for the fourth carbon budget (see pp 5-6).

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