I doubt that they'll cut taxation on fuel. They've only just decided to make us pay full price for the red stuff - so that's how much they are bothered about the leisure boating sector!!
What annoys me is that all these politicians/shysters/a**holes use green arguments to increase taxation. One of these new 'mega' green cars that get free road tax because their emissions are so low actually puts out 50% of the emissions of my Discovery - so why don't they pay half what I pay for the Disco?
And buying a Pious and renewing it every 3 years, as most of them do, what is the carbon footprint of getting a new car every three years, never mind filling it with fuel.
Oh, and Cod, if you think that any of the the 'Oil Producing Nations' would allow a green, viable alternative to fossil fuels to flourish in any way, shape or form, then I wan't some of whatever it is you are smoking. The fact that it is running out only puts those nations in a better position, and in fact they are probbly in the best position to spend the money on an alternative in the first place. HOWEVER - that requires forward thinking, and some consideration for the future, which brings us back to shysters/politicians etc.