The PM has been accused of double standards over climate change, ahead of a Commons committee appearance. Select committee chairmen Huw Irranca-Davies (Labour) and Angus MacNeil (SNP) said he has scrapped UK schemes aimed at cutting emissions, despite pledging internationally to protect the climate. They singled out the decision to axe a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project promised in the Tory manifesto. The government said the CCS scheme had always been “subject to affordability”. David Cameron is due before the Commons Liaison Committee later, which is made up of MPs who chair Commons select committees. He will be questioned on climate change, as well as the conflict in Syria.
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The government has failed to meet its own targets for cutting the environmental impact of the state’s operations, according to a Defra report quietly published last month. The “greening government commitments”, which began when David Cameron declared he would lead the “greenest government ever” in 2010, were intended to deliver big cuts in carbon emissions, domestic flights, waste and water usage. Efforts fell short on all counts, though the reductions that were achieved still saved taxpayers Â£185m in the last year.
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