EST releases Emission Impossible report


New research conducted by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) has revealed that around 41 per cent of Britons think the UK will need a carbon police force by 2050 to help monitor carbon emissions.

The study, which was released on June 25th, revealed that .25 per cent of respondents felt that energy rehab programmes and energy addiction classes will also be part of Britain's future. In addition, 62 per cent anticipate that the UK government will enforce legislation to comply with tough carbon emissions targets by 2050.

The research was carried out as part of an EST report entitled - 'Emission Impossible? A vision for a low carbon lifestyle by 2050'. The full report claims that a number of simple steps taken now could help the UK meet long-term goals to reduce emissions without compromising quality of life.

"The UK's perception is that, by 2050, we could have the sort of draconian infringements on our civil liberties that have been highlighted in our research. This need not be the case" - said Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the environmental group. "Our report outlines the Energy Saving Trust's vision for achieving a low-carbon lifestyle by 2050, where we meet our 80 per cent reduction targets without adopting austere lifestyles or making unpleasant personal sacrifices."

Measures set out in the report include preventing inefficient appliances from being released into the market, making good energy performance a prerequisite for selling a house, rolling-out smart meters and smart controls nationwide and providing more opportunities for people to generate energy at home.