CEO urges fresh climate change laws

A FTSE-100 chief executive has called on the Government to update legislation on climate change.

Speaking at a Friends of the Earth fringe meeting, Scottish and Southern Energy CEO Ian Marchant said regulation was currently ‘input' - rather than ‘output' -oriented.

He explained that consumers were being incentivised by companies to purchase energy-efficient fridges, but were not having their old fridges disposed of by firms.

Also at the meeting, Tory chairman Francis Maude urged businesses to allow staff to work from home. If people worked one day a week from home, ‘the environmental issues will be huge', he claimed.

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