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"Green Cornwall" - which ending do we get?

grahamsmithadmin | 17:36 UK time, Sunday, 12 September 2010

When Steve Cirell left Cornwall Council at the end of his year-long secondment as director of the Green Cornwall project, all sorts of initiatives were on the launch pad - revision of planning rules to encourage more wind turbines, solar energy farms; we were even told to believe battery-powered cars could soon be whizzing up and down the A30. When Steve joined the council in July 2009 he penned this article for If "Green Cornwall" were a movie, does it end up dead - or does it emerge battered, betrayed but ultimately stronger? Is it possible the "Sliding Doors" alternative endings analogy that Steve wrote about is even more pertinent than he might have imagined?


  • Comment number 1.

    The public have woken up to the Great Green Global Warming Con Trick taking place in Britain, if people want to be green good luck to them but until China and the states stop pumping out so much rubbish nothing we do will amount to anything meaningful

  • Comment number 2.

    Yes, never one to lead by example hum Andrew? As a father I know that's not a very responsible attitude to take.

    One day or another oil, gas and coal will run out. Do we want a well developed cutting edge industry in green technology and sustainable energy in Kernow when the oil well runs dry?

    Endless growth based on endless resources on a finite planet is madness.

  • Comment number 3.

    Cornwall does not have enough money to lead at anything, get real and stop dreaming all this would do is strip critical money from essential services needed over the next few years when money is going to be hard to find.

    Nothing we do would make achieve anything "FACT" in the grand scheme of things Cornwall is one of the greenest parts of planet earth


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