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Gordon Brown is playing a ‘greener than thou’ game with David Cameron, as the Chancellor announced a substantial saving and investment of public money into energy-saving proposals.

The Chancellor went on record to promise that grants will be available to enable very home in the UK to be insulated within the next 10 years. He also wants to phase out energy-inefficient light bulbs and to remove the ‘standby’ facilities from TVs and DVDs that burn energy even when they are not being used.

Many Labour MPs are hoping that Brown will promise council tax rebates to those who implement greener energy policies within their own homes and make a saving and investment in the environment. The plan is regarded as more ‘voter-friendly’ than the Tories’ plans to tax air travellers.

“Brown has achieved a political master stroke here with regard to environmental concerns,” said energy analyst Simon Forster. “The Tories have managed to position themselves as the sworn enemies of everyone who flies out on holiday – and that took some doing.

“But rather than taking something away from people, Brown has dangled the carrot of a gain, so in my book that is better politics. We shall have to wait for the next election to see who has got it right.”



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