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Lord Frost goes cold on Net Zero


A HEARTENING rebuttal of the demented drive for ‘green’ energy has come from former Brexit minister Lord Frost – a prominent supporter of Liz Truss. 

He says the Government should stop focusing on ‘medieval technology’ such as wind power and cease promoting ‘unsatisfactory’ electric cars. 

In a paper for the Policy Exchange think-tank, reported in the Times, Lord Frost says current evidence does not show we are facing a climate emergency and the Government needs to stop ‘hectoring’ people to make sacrifices to save the planet.  

‘We are told to stop travelling, live local, eat less, stop eating meat, turn our lights out and generally to stop being a burden,’ he writes. ‘As most of us are generally reluctant to do this as individuals, the state has had to step in, with smart meters, heat pumps, unsatisfactory electric cars, tailored taxation measures, and “nudges”. Dissent, if not impossible, is potentially costly to an individual’s social and economic prospects.’ 

Lord Frost, who resigned from the Government last year, is tipped for a comeback should Truss become Prime Minister, possibly as her Downing Street chief of staff. 

If so, let’s hope she listens to this refreshing clarion call of common sense instead of craven virtue-signalling from one of the big beasts of Whitehall – and starts to pull back from Boris Johnson’s Net Zero madness.  

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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