The SUN says: Eco revolution for new boilers and battery-powered cars should not make people poorerEditorial, The Sun, 27 July 2021
SLOWLY but surely the Government begins to see sense on the environment.Its frenzy of rash pledges is rightly being softened into something Britain CAN achieve and support.
The Sun’s own green campaigning has always come with the qualification that the eco revolution must not make our readers poorer.
So it was good, firstly, to hear Boris Johnson's Cop26 conference frontwoman Allegra Stratton admit she drives a diesel — and won’t buy a battery car or replace her boiler for years.
And now ministers are to delay the 2035 ban on new gas boilers.
Will the Government put the brake on battery-only new cars next? With less than nine years to the arbitrary 2030 deadline they remain absurdly pricey and with derisory mileage ranges.
The cost of Net Zero is mind-boggling enough without pretending so much can be rammed through in just a few years.
If only councils would get real too.
Their lust to hammer or ban drivers of petrol or diesel vehicles before alternatives are genuinely viable is shameful. And disastrous for local businesses.