The House of Lords has just rejected a bid by climate change deniers led by Nigel Lawson (now Lord Lawson of Blaby) to dilute the Climate Change Bill.  The occasion was consideration of Commons amendments to the Bill and these included amongst other things the raising of the target for the reduction in UK carbon emissions by 2050 to 80%.  The effect of rejecting the Commons amendment would have been to hold the target to a 60% reduction.  In the event, Lawson’s move was rejected by 16 votes to 190.

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