Registered On: December 24, 2013
First time I’ve looked on here for months.
It’s very interesting re climate change, however, because chickens are now coming home to roost and the reality of net-zero is starting to bite. The Government’s plans to introduce heat pumps are being delayed for years because the politicians have finally realised the true costs involved. They won’t come down regardless of volume because the changes needed to people’s homes to accommodate them are very high — it’s not just the boiler that needs replacing but the entire central heating system, while radiators would need to be enormous to achieve the same heat output. Bonkers.
The true costs of electric vehicles are also starting to hit people. First, you have to own the things for years before they deliver any kind of cost savings or even any environmental benefits. Second, the Government will be over £35bn down in revenue without existing fuel duty, so those costs will have to be factored in. Third, how exactly are millions of people going to charge them — ever looked at today’s streets full of parked cars, especially in cities? Fourth, how exactly are millions of people going to charge their cars on even a reasonably long journey given the number of charging points required? Fifth, how is the National Grid going to cope given it’s already creaking at the seams and given the move to electric heating? I could go on and on…
Quite frankly people such as myself no longer need to argue about the absurdity of what net-zero means. The realities are starting to speak for themselves. Joe Public isn’t as stupid as the politicians believe and any political party that attempts to achieve this will never be elected. The reality of this is just starting to hit the Tories, with a lot of MPs now thinking twice about supporting what Boris claims he’s going to do.
The idea that energy prices will come down in the future because of “cheap” renewable energy is just one great big lie. If people are worried about the latest hike just wait until the real costs of net-zero start to kick-in. I’m not gaslighting when I say that anyone supporting net-zero is supporting massive fuel bill rises and pushing more people into poverty with far lower living standards. These are simply the facts.
Nothing will stop climate change, the vast majority of which is simply down to Mother Nature doing what she’s always done and will always do.