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Leading question

Letters

In response to Mark Whitby's question on sustainability (NCE last week), 'Should we keep our heads down and wonder?'

No, we should not keep our heads down, we should be fighting tooth and nail to lead the sustainability debate, be pushing for representation on international climate conferences and be pressuring MP's in the run up to the general election.

NCE is spot on with its call for fiscal incentives to be introduced to encourage sustainable development. It is a simple fact that, without financial incentive, clients will not sanction a sustainable solution. Buying your petrol in one company's petrol station as opposed to another will make little or no difference.

Even though Mark Whitby has not been elected president by the ICE membership, which I understand is a great disadvantage when implementing policy, it is his duty as president to lead these debates from the front. He may even find there is more support for the sustainability argument than he appears to believe at present.

Brian Pope, Glasgow, Popebc@engineersonnet. com

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