Is the emergency budget a good thing for the environment?

Is the emergency budget a good thing for the environment?
George Osborne has announced his first budget, but with increases in landfill tax, a Green Investment Bank and a promise to look at aviation taxes - was this the start the 'Greenest Government ever' had promised us, or not.
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