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Telegraph backs ‘green’ growth plan despite lack of aviation targets

At least one leading newspaper strongly supported the Government’s latest strategy to decarbonise the economy despite the fact that, as one environmental group pointed out, it barely mentioned aviation. Rik Thomas reports

27 October 2017

The publication of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy drew a strongly-worded response from the Aviation Environment Federation, despite being more or less completely ignored by the mainstream media. One notable exception to this general lack of interest was The Daily Telegraph, which, on 12 October, commented approvingly that: “The Government finally switches on to a clean growth strategy.

“In a 164-page document crammed with 50 low-carbon policies and plans, the...

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