To protect those in fuel poverty, some of the revenue from the gas carbon charge could be given back as a carbon cheque to vulnerable households.
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Chris Skidmore: Net Zero will mean nothing unless we can convince the highest emitting countries to change too
Without China and India onboard, the ability to tackle climate change will become a losing battle.
Emily Carver: If the public face of COP26 won’t buy an electric car, don’t expect the nation to be on board with Net Zero
Setting a target for three decades in the future is illusory, lending itself to virtue-signalling and ill-thought-out measures.
While by no means a silver bullet, there is a strong free market case for taxing emissions.
Leading by example is all well and good. Impoverishing yourself in order to make a point, not so much.
The overseas aid and Universal Credit decisions suggest that, for the first time in a while, the cause of fiscal conservatism is gaining the upper hand.
Craig Mackinlay: The Government is fooling itself if it thinks it can go down the Net Zero path without electoral damage
We should pause for breath, inject some rational thinking and consider the alternatives before it’s too late.
Here’s how we combine climate action and nature regeneration with fairness and levelling up.
The first piece in a mini-series on ConHome this week on Net Zero and climate change.
Paula Higgins: British homeowners are vital to reaching net zero. But we must ensure climate targets are achievable for them.
There are dozens of policies, tax changes and other levers that government can pull to climate proof our homes.
Its benefits would also extend to our own health and wellbeing.
It won’t be sufficient to cover the costs just for the lowest income voters – most voters will need environmentally sustainable options to be heavily subsided.
Power, provided for by the new post-Brexit Fisheries Act 2020, would allow us to outlaw the most destructive fishing vessels from our protected areas.
Clive Moffatt: The Government should come clean – and explain that reaching the net zero target by 2050 may not be possible
It is about to embark on an ambitious plan for net zero carbon emissions when we can least afford it. There may be a more affordable option.