I’m not going to argue with the proposition that there is plenty of fault in the way net zero has been pursued. But the idea that the goal of decarbonising the economy is in itself at the root of all our problems is quite frankly nonsense.
It also suffers from a logical absurdity – that a crisis caused by a calamitous rise in the cost of hydrocarbons can be solved by making the economy more dependent on them.
No, that’s not the point at all. Rather, we are dependent upon them and shall be for several more decades come what will. So, throttling supply isn’t a good idea at all now, is it?