If the British government declared the abolition of sin by 2050, commentators would be rightly cynical. The announcement last week that Britain will enact a net-zero carbon target for 2050 was instead welcomed, especially by “faith leaders”. Yet...
Matt RidleyWithout specifying the means, setting a 2050 net-zero target is about as wishful as pledging to eliminate sin. Too many Tories merely want to get into bed with the wind and solar industries, putting profit-seeking lipstick on a subsidy-dependent pig.
If the British government declared the abolition of sin by 2050, commentators would be rightly cynical.
Matt RidleyWithout a plan to unleash innovation in carbon capture and storage, so we can continue to use fossil fuels, a net-zero target is about as realistic and sensible as a pledge to abolish sin by 2050. Renewables and austerity cannot get us there. My article
Matt RidleyIf the British government declared the abolition of sin by 2050, commentators would be rightly cynical. The announcement last week that Britain will enact a net-zero carbon target for 2050 was instead welcomed
The prime minister is going down in a blaze of vanity and arrogance An apology. In a previous column, I gave readers the impression that Theresa May, whatever her faults, was at least not guilty of vanity. How wrong I was: in her last weeks as prime...
Rainforest trees 200 years old have been cleared to make way for a wind farm transmission line in Tasmania’s Tarkine, prompting claims of green “hypocrisy”. Myrtle and sassafras trees were among those felled along a 10.5km corridor widened for...
After Brexit, the UK has great potential to have a vibrant agricultural market that is beneficial for consumers. The Institute of Economic Affairs’ new report, Fertile Ground: Opportunities and challenges for UK agriculture, sets out how this can be...
Matt Ridley.@ShankerASingham nails a myth:
"[UK] rates for Salmonella and Campylobacter were 20.4 and 66.3 per 100,000 population respectively. Comparable US data shows rates of only 15.45 and 13.45 per 100,000 population respectively.