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States Prohibiting Natural Gas Bans Feign Concern for “Energy Choice”

By Bambam
By Hillary Aidun and Claire Hodges,  As Senior Fellow Amy Turner documented last year, a number of local governments around the country have moved to prohibit natural gas hookups in buildings. These prohibitions are part of cities’ broader effort to participate in the transition away from fossil fuels. However, some state governments have blocked those […]

UK’s top climate adviser says criticism of net zero goal is ‘defeatist’

By Bambam

Chris Stark urges Treasury to speed up pace of decarbonisation strategy ahead of Cop26 summit

The UK’s top climate adviser has pushed back strongly against “defeatist” criticism that the country’s net zero target is expensive, and urged the Treasury to pick up the currently “incremental” pace of decarbonisation.

Chris Stark, the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), urged the debate over net zero to be framed in a more positive light: “It can be done,” he said. “It is worth it … I hope we can move away from thinking about the cost and see it as a mission to modernise the economy.”

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