Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg set to vote against Government’s Energy Bill tonight


The former Business Secretary described the eco-measures in the bill as ‘extreme.’

Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that he will vote against the Government’s Energy Bill, describing its environmental measures as “extreme”.

The GB News presenter said: “The Government’s role is to make life easier for people to lift burdens off their shoulders. The bill should be reversing the ban on oil boilers set to affect 1.7 million homes across the country.

“It should be reversing the boiler ban on all new builds in 2025, taking away one of the lowest costs of heating.

“It should be reversing the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel car cars, it should be making it easier to rent or sell homes to ease the housing crisis, not harder. The bill does the opposite.”

He continued: “For the right reason it ought to be scrapped or at least entirely de-fanged which is what I was trying to do in my brief period as energy secretary.

“I obviously won’t be supporting this bill.”

Sir Jacob added: “The bill proposes a number of things, it will enable £20 billion of your money to be spent on carbon capture technology that stores carbon dioxide emissions and exhausted gas wells.

“But £20 billion is a lot of your money to be spent on a speculative technology.

“A recent study showed that when carbon capture is used for a given industrial plant, when taking into account the co2 emissions produced via the process itself, emissions would only be reduced by about 10%.”

Source: GB News


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