Energy and Environment

The government must be honest about the cost of net-zero

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

Emily Carver, Head of Media at the IEA, penned an op-ed for Conservative Home, highlighting the contradictions between official government policy on the environment and their actions. Recently, it was reported Boris Johnson may U-turned on the decision to ban on gas boilers and Number 10’s climate change spokesperson said she would not buy a diesel car.

Emily said: “It has been argued that the Government should be honest about the costs of Net Zero and the impact it will have on our lives. As the media catches on, politicians and the green lobby can no longer shield the truth from the public. People are unlikely to take kindly to a dramatic, government-imposed reduction in their living standards and hikes to their cost of living. Any Net Zero policy that doesn’t command the support of the public is doomed to failure“.

Read the full article here.