Taking all of Winchester’s cars off the road for a year would still not be enough to meet the city council’s carbon footprint targets.
That was the stark warning from a city councillor worried about the scale of the challenge facing Winchester City Council as it tries to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent in four years.
Not that they wouldn’t like to do just that, I suspect. Except for councillor’s vehicles, I’m sure…
According to a council report, Winchester district’s carbon dioxide per capita figure remains the highest in Hampshire.
So..? Since it’s all a pile of round objects anyway, who cares?
Cllr Hutchison called on the council to think about how they were going to achieve the carbon footprint reduction and to put in some realistic programmes and outcomes.
“This is where the future jobs lie so we need to get on with it,” he said.
If ‘future jobs’ are reliant on this load of old flannel, then you’re doomed.
Council leader Councillor George Beckett said that the council took the issue seriously and would deal with it in balance to its other responsibilities, but said that it had taken many steps to reduce carbon emissions, such as low emissions park and ride buses.He said there appeared to be a connection between an area’s prosperity and carbon footprint and that he would not apologise for the prosperity of residents.
Heh! Nice way of pointing out that the more prosperous an area gets, the fainter any hope of its residents falling for the hair-shirt approach of the Greens…