By Paul Homewood
h/t Philip Bratby
Yet another one sided piece from Harrabin:
Car taxes should be increased to help fund the battle against climate change, government advisers say.
They say ministers should bring forward the date for ending sales of new conventional cars from 2035 to 2032.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the chancellor should also consider increasing the tax on gas for home heating.
It says the changes should be made as the UK looks to recover from the Covid-19 crisis by creating jobs.
The CCC also recommends the country aim to cut carbon emissions as part of a “green recovery“.
It says the government has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change society for the better.
Gummer qualifies it by saying that fuel tax should be increased while oil prices are low, but what happens when they go back up to normal again when the economy picks back up?
The simple fact is that the cost of decarbonisation is huge and will have to be paid by somebody. Higher taxes on motorists and people who have the temerity to own gas boilers is just the beginning.
As ever with Harrabin, he makes no attempt at all to elicit alternative views. Apart from the GWPF’s Benny Peiser, who states that he doubts the government will follow the CCC’s advice, Harrabin’s idea of balance is Baroness Brown, of the CCC, the climate activist ECIU (run by Harrabin’s predecessor Richard Black), and potty Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre, who says that we need much more extreme policies.
This is a blatant breach of the BBC’s impartiality rules.
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June 25, 2020 at 04:06AM