Do you like "green crap"?

David Cameron is reported to have recently said we should “get rid of all the green crap”.

Well Liberal Democrats like “green crap”. In fact, we like it so much we are creating 200,000 new green jobs.


Do you like green crap? Tell us why...

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I like "green crap" because...

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  • signed 2013-12-21 10:24:19 +0000
    ed, you know that this is nonsense and that your policies are destroying British jobs and offshoring emissions thus increasing CO2 levels: get off your high horse and tackle complex problems rather than spin
  • signed 2013-12-21 09:54:38 +0000
    Because the UK could be a leading nation in developing green technology and making a cleaner, fairer world; one which respects nature and humanity.
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  • signed 2013-12-21 08:07:28 +0000
    We need to build a sustainable future for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. The whole premise of an economy which is based on consumerism is in danger of destroying the environment. It isn’t just about green, it is about finding a new paradigm for the way we live our lives and share resources.
  • signed 2013-12-21 01:09:55 +0000
    We are. Only looking after the earth and so far we are well on the way to destroying it if you want the human race to survive we need to start now in implementing towards sustainable methods more airports is not the way. We are not the only living creatures to live on earth, other animals have the right of life also. I feel not enough is being done to prevent disaster. Yes people want to get around and greedy people only care about making money but we will all pay the price by their insistence that we use damaging methods. Insist. That more of their vast profits are used to find better ways to reach that sustainable goal.

    Cannot donate any money as I’m a pensioner on a very limited income please don’t ask again thanks
  • signed 2013-12-21 00:14:50 +0000
    The biggest attack on the Environment is HS2, So many ancient woodlands will be desecrated. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why the Lib Dems, with their policy of creating Green Energy sources, support this monstrosity of a project.
  • signed 2013-12-20 22:26:40 +0000
    We are part of the environment. It provides for us and, if we look after it, the environment will continue to provide resources, wealth and jobs, as it always has done. History is full of examples that show that misuse of the environment has helped to destroy economies and even helped to bring down civilisations. I am sure that the same ‘green crap’ people put their heads in the sand then and it took ‘green thinkers’ to turn things around.

    The much overused and often misused word ‘sustainability’ needs to be properly applied. It is about ‘the use of resources without detriment to the future’. By definition the so called ‘Green Agenda’ is about environmental and therefore human sustainability. Some of the most thoughtful and fair minded people of our time, have for many years pushed the environmental case, with great success. For example, is Sir David Attenborough wrong in his thinking? Of course not! Liberal democrats and others who continue to take a progressive environmental view will be looked back on and thanked by those writing our history, whilst the ’I’m alright Jack’ ‘green crap lunatics’ will be lost in the mists of time or by rising sea level, if we fail!!
  • signed 2013-12-20 22:04:33 +0000
    to save energy and the planet
  • signed 2013-12-20 21:37:42 +0000
    Total generation from the UK wind turbines exceeded 6GW recently, equivalent to 6 big power stations. National Grid now does not see an upper limit to how much wind they can accommodate in the energy mix.

    Solar PV and solar water heating just work without noise, without maintenance.

    Solar PV is already the lowest-cost energy producer and the other green energies will follow, even without considering the massive clean-up costs of nuclear.

    Big business knows these facts and it is just the ties between the Government and the fossil fuel industry which slows down the inevitable result.
  • signed 2013-12-20 21:14:12 +0000
    Because without ‘green crap’ the planet is stuffed and all the living things on it are stuffed too. Guess that sums it up in a way even Cameron might be able to understsnd.
  • signed 2013-12-20 20:39:19 +0000
    I approve of sensible "green " policies but paying double the market rate for nuclear electricity can only make us uncompetitive . You have rocks in your head!

    Stephen Black
  • signed 2013-12-20 20:10:18 +0000
    I claim to be Green because I attempt to convince all my friends by word and example that climate change and pollution are real threats and that we are destroying our heritage. I promote the importance of woods, forests and green countryside, not just as visual amenities, but as a buffer against imbalance in the wider ecosystem caused by man’s indifference.

    World population is still increasing alarmingly and making enormous demands on nature’s ability to repair and replace; mining, manufacturing, transport, heating and lighting are releasing heat and carbon dioxide and future energy demands may involve the escape of large amounds of methane – a far worse “greenhouse” gas than CO2.

    We can mitigate this by more careful stewarding of resources and using alternative new technologies wherever possible. This way, there may still be a natural world for our descendants to enjoy.
  • signed 2013-12-20 18:31:19 +0000
    for all the reasons you mention and because we are only caretakers of this world – spoil it and our children have lost it.
  • signed 2013-12-20 18:27:52 +0000
    The environment is crucial to our survival.
  • signed 2013-12-20 17:42:42 +0000
    I am very keen on preserving the environment, and on creating jobs. But unfortunately, much of current policy is indeed still “green crap”, founded on poor science and window dressing.

    I like policy which encourages cutting back on power useage, and reusing or recycling valuable materials (valuable only!). I have no confidence in offshore wind turbines, steam driven cars ( ie electric cars plugged into electricity generated in coal fired power stations) and the free distribution of unsolicited florescent (low energy) bulbs to benefit recipients (most of which have already been binned unused because they didn’t fit the lights people had)

    The greenest thing the Lib Dems can do is to promote science education so that our population has the capacity to see through “greenwash” to the unpalatable truth that they must use less power and buy less things.
  • signed 2013-12-20 17:36:28 +0000
    The environment is our life support system, it is more important than anything else – that’s ANYTHING else. Once we destroy, concrete over, dig up, poison, trash, pollute there is little chance of reversing that. What we do to the earth we do to ourselves. To those who “cannot afford” green taxes I would say We can’t NOT afford them if we and our children are to survive in the long term.
  • signed 2013-12-20 17:30:23 +0000
    investment in ‘green crap’ is investment in the future of the planet, by working towards making us sustainable
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  • signed 2013-12-20 17:21:46 +0000
    Care of our environment is an extension of our vital needs to survive.It is an insurance policy against polution.We need clean safe water and good air to breathe.Our country is small and population high.Waste must be managed cleverly.Energy used wisely and produced sustainably.Our personal consumption of all these things should be fairly regulated to avoid unreasonable profiteering.Our polical representatives always held to account in policy making and prudent in their concensus.Unlike the elite and richly endowed segment of our population that can escape to some corner of the globe unaffected,we must prevent profit before protection.Our environment is our right to a healthy long life and security for generations to come.

  • signed 2013-12-20 17:17:01 +0000
    I try to live a green lifestyle and invest in renewable energy. I have despaired of the Tories’ lack of will to push forward a green agenda (“the greenest government ever…” remember that?)

    but now with their support of fracking and Cameron’s “green crap” quote, they have shown themselves in their true colours.
  • signed via 2013-12-20 17:16:52 +0000
    Green has gone seriously wrong.

    Green crap is an excuse to load everything with new taxes. Carbon tax, green levy, strike prices for offshore that are three times the current value of power.

    Every time you see your electricity bill go up you can blame green crap. Every time you get a power cut you can blame it on green crap. Greeb crap is not recognising that for every green job created 3.7 are lost somewhere else.

    And every time green crap is the cause of rising bills I will be able to say – I think the Lib Dems should take the credit for it and ask how they will be paying – credit card maybe.
  • signed 2013-12-20 17:10:20 +0000
    I support the Green move – My problem is how long will it be and how much will you U-Turn before to change your mind and bow low to kiss the butt of the Conservative crap heaps ? R Hampton..
  • signed 2013-12-20 17:08:09 +0000
    There is already far too much CO2 in the atmosphere so why is the coalition giving tax breaks to encourage fracking? Leave oil and gas in the ground, especially in the Arctic and Antarctic.
  • signed 2013-12-20 17:03:15 +0000
    I understand the science, and have invested considerable money, time and effort to reduce my carbon footprint. This investment has contributed to creating local employment and has reduced my energy bill.

    Using the phrase “green crap” says more about the speakers and his/her complete lack of knowledge about “global warming”.

    These are not people who are not suitable to stand for election in the next parliament.
  • signed 2013-12-20 16:42:04 +0000
    Prometheus got off lightly. We must stop setting fire to fossil fuels because this messes up the climate. We must start using renewables which don’t. And don’t run out either.
  • signed 2013-12-20 16:40:35 +0000
    I am in same position as many other people in this country, in as much as I cannot afford to be a supporter of green taxes, Whilst the Chinese continue to build coal fired power stations, and the tropical rain forests are destroyed for profit!! I am willing now to vote for whomever has the guts to take on the ‘cartel’ crooks who run our energy supplies! I personally hope for a mild winter so as not to go cold THIS SEASON. R Parish..
  • signed 2013-12-20 16:36:14 +0000
  • signed 2013-12-20 15:43:08 +0000
    I believe in renewable energy. I have installed solar panels to generate electricity and fitted a new high efficiency boiler. My home is fully insulated and have a smart meter to check energy usage.

    I believe that all new builds should have these measures.
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  • signed 2013-12-20 15:34:37 +0000
    New and decisive green industries are badly needed across our country. Not only are we doing the planet and our environment a huge favour but we’re creating thousands of new jobs, setting up people with new skills and removing our reliance on the fuels that corrupt our air and our politics.

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