Here's an idea. If the business community and the conservative side of politics are never going to embrace market mechanisms to tackle climate change -- what our PM has derisively termed a "so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no one" -- then let's stop pandering to them and go back to banning stuff.
Screw consultation, let’s just ban stuff: how to really fight climate change
We've tried giving business lobbyists and spinmeisters the chance to voice their concerns over environmental regulation. That didn't work. It's time to play hardball -- and businesses will gratefully fall in line.