Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Onwards to climate catastrophe

PUBLIC buildings run by the Scottish Government have failed miserably to achieve acceptable standards of energy efficiency. Their poor showing was revealed yesterday, the day all large public buildings in Scotland were supposed to display Energy Performance Certificates under EU laws.

Chas Booth, from the Association for the Conservation of Energy, thought the findings were an "embarrassment for the Scottish Government".He said: “Little more than a month after the publication of their much-vaunted climate change bill, which aims for ambitious cuts in emissions, it seems the government's own estate is one of the worst climate change culprits.”