The Green party has praised the TUC for calling for bold government action to set tougher environmental targets across the economy and invest in the skills, research and development needed to make the economy greener. They say this would help create new jobs and cut carbon emissions.
Green Party Parliamentary Candidate Bernard Little said, “The TUC has called on Gordon Brown to make a commitment to a Green New Deal. But the Government has just caved in to the demands of the nuclear power lobby for government money meant for developing renewable energy. This is the same Brown Old Deal who does not understand that in these dangerous times we need action for jobs that will make the economy resilient and help save the planet.”