I've just watched Zak Goldsmith's interview with Andrew Marr (HERE). His Quality of Life Policy Commission will be proposing that if your house is 'environmentally friendly' you will get a reduction in stamp duty when you sell it. Only one problem with that, as far as I can see. It is the buyer who pays stamp duty, not the seller. I think the detail will need to be explained.
However, I welcome the concept, as it incentivises people. As I have said before, I think we need to offer carrotts rather than sticks. People respond much better to that approach than to tax rises.
I also think the idea of forcing electronic product manufacturers to limit the use of Standby Buttons is a good one. I'm as guilty as anyone of leaving my TV on standby for hours on end. Rather than banish them altogether, limiting the time they can stay on would be a good thing. It's a shame the manufacturers haven't taken this upon themselves.
So far so good, but I still remain anxious about what they may propose on air travel and cars. More on that in a bit.