This is bloody terrifying.
The UK will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 under world-leading proposals from the government’s advisers on climate change.
Achieving the target proposed by the Committee on Climate Change requires a complete revamp of the nation’s electricity market, making it virtually zero-carbon, as well as an overhaul of heat-leaking homes and the replacement of petrol-driven cars with 11m electric or plug-in hybrid models.
This is, of course, impossible.
“We are recommending a stretching but realistic fourth carbon budget and 2030 target, achievable at a cost of less than 1% of GDP.”
This is, of course, bollocks. It’s as if they have alzheimer’s and can’t remember what they just said. You’re going to insulate everybody’s houses and replace all the cars in the entire country with more expensive ones, remember?
But that’s not the worst of it. Oh, no. They’re going to resurrect Gosplan:
“We have had the most liberal electricity market in world – which had some benefits in a different era,” said Kennedy. The market must be more “planned” he said …
Have these utter fuckwits learned nothing from the last hundred years? Will nobody spare us from these turbulent totalitarians? Life as a grizzled prospector in a log cabin somewhere in Alaska is looking more attractive by the minute, only I’m not very good at grizzling.
By the way, I’m not much of a Groan reader (my blood pressure couldn’t take it); I’ve never seen so many comments removed by moderators. They don’t like it up ‘em, do they?