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Sunday Mercury SAYS: Just rubbish.

BIRMINGHAM City Council has spent nearly pounds 200,000 on a climate change festival which has been criticised by environmental campaigners.

Its centrepiece was a 30ft nickelplated pylon, erected in the city centre.

Friends of the Earth say the creation of this symbol of waste will have created more of the carbon emissions the council is trying to reduce.

And the Taxpayers' Alliance has bewailed the waste of yet more public money.

We all know that we need to reduce our carbon emissions and become more environmentally friendly.

And it doesn't take an expert to work out that erecting a giant pylon in the middle of a city centre will inevitably use up more valuable energy.

Council bosses need to think more about clearing up rubbish efficiently - rather than producing even more with our cash.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jul 27, 2008
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