Today's Times notes that David Cameron "will today propose a powerful new independent body charged with requiring future governments to stick to agreed year-by-year reductions in carbon emissions". This appears to be in line with the climate change recommendations published by Oliver Letwin a fortnight ago. Mr Letwin's recommendation of "independent verification" of "year-on-year carbon reduction requirements" - made jointly with LibDem MP Norman Baker - was examined at the time on conservativehome's Commentators Blog.
Mr Letwin is emerging as a powerful force within the Cameron camp. Mr Letwin's own belief that the Tories should probably not promise tax cuts at the next election is thought to explain the 'sharing the proceeds of growth' formulation being used by Mr Cameron when it comes to issues of tax.
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