By Paul Homewood
h/t Ian Magness
The ban on gas boilers comes one step closer:
New gas boilers should be banned within a decade, a review of net zero policy urges.
The report also calls for an “onshore wind revolution” and a five-fold increase in solar panels, amid efforts to boost the UK’s energy independence in the wake of the war in Ukraine.
The review, originally commissioned under Liz Truss, the former prime minister, and conducted by the MP Chris Skidmore, says net zero represents “a new era of opportunity” that risks being undermined by a lack of government ambition.
But it acknowledges that the net zero transition, including replacing boilers and buying electric cars, will cost households £4,000 to £6,000 each by 2040, with savings possible only after that.
The review also warns that nearly 500,000 households would not make any savings even in the long run, unless the Government provides more support.
Heaven knows why Liz Truss put the climate zealot Chris Skidmore in charge of this review. It was obvious what his conclusions would be.
It is also worth noting the comments on Prof Dieter Helm:
Dieter Helm, a professor of economic policy at Oxford University and a government adviser, said the review’s estimates of costs were “highly speculative”, with the costs and savings of heat pumps “incredibly optimistic”.
“My own view is that the costs are likely to be much higher,” he said.
“Net zero is incredibly important and I think it critical to tell the public that this is likely to mean they must pay for the pollution they cause and save to fund and finance the investment.”
Meanwhile the deluded Skidmore still believes the rest of the world is going to follow us over the edge of the cliff:
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January 13, 2023 at 04:45AM