So much potential is wasted in commercial building use. We would require green or solar roofing for all newly-built commercial buildings. The soil and plants on green roofs lower urban temperatures and reduce flooding. This would apply to all new commercial buildings (e.g. supermarkets & factories). At least 50% of the roof would be required to be green roof or solar panels
We would Increase academic funding for renewable energy production via the Research Councils UK Energy Programme. We would provide additional renewable energy business grants via Innovate UK. In particular, the focus would be on energy efficiency and energy storage.
We would place an immediate hold on all novel hydrocarbon extraction (inc. fracking) in the UK. We would commission in-depth, independent, scientific review of risks and benefits. We would then Implement evidence-based policy and regulations based on results of review.
Electrical and electronic goods are currently labelled with estimated energy efficiency. Often the reliability and expected lifetime is also an important factor for a customer We would require these goods to be labelled with their mean time to failure.
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, accidents involving some animals must be reported. This currently includes dogs, goats, horses, cattle, etc., but not cats, which is an anomaly. By reclassifying cats, drivers who run over cats would have to report it to the police.
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