Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and TV presenter Stephen Fry are backing calls from campaigners and big business for the Government to put a price on pollution. In a “declaration” being delivered to the Prime Minister, the coalition calls for carbon pricing to be rolled out across the UK economy to help tackle climate change – a move which could mean everything from gas heating to red meat becoming more expensive. Carbon pricing is a way of charging polluters for their damage to the environment. Usually it means polluters, like power stations, oil companies, or even farmers, would pay a set price for every tonne of carbon they are responsible for emitting.
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