27 Feb '13, 12pm

Kapow! Kevin McCloud weighs in to zero carbon debate with a tough message for Government. Stop dithering!

Imagine you own a medium-sized engineering firm. You've invented an ingenious method for fermenting champagne out of old used car tyres. Your prototype has already cost you half a million quid, your early production systems might, in the future, cost a tenth of that, but you can't afford them even though you know that you can eventually manufacture delicious en primeur British champagne that could retail for less than a fiver a bottle. Trouble is, your firm is too small to risk all your savings and profits in spending a year scaling up and tooling up, let alone in marketing an idea, which for all its brilliance, might have all the consumer appeal of vulcanised rubberly bubbly. Then, one day, the Government, in a fell swoop, bans the import of foreign champagne and announces that five years from now, all luxury effervescent alcohol must be fermented from redundant car parts...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/time-stop-dithering-zero-car...

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