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Benny Peiser: Boris Johnson & Climate Change

Dr Benny Peiser

Net Zero and the problem of rising energy costs

We have a new Conservative government and Britain’s departure from the EU is imminent. Boris Johnson now has the opportunity to reform climate and energy policy in such a way that it won’t hurt families and businesses and doesn’t undermine Britain’s international competitiveness. How will he deal with costly climate and energy policies? Since his mandate also derives from voters in Wales, the Midlands and North of England, how can he help lower income families who are struggling with ever rising energy policy costs? In his presentation, Benny Peiser describes Boris Johnson’s checkered past, from radical climate sceptic and rational optimist to green campaigner and climate activist, to his current challenges on how to balance his green promises with the ever rising cost of energy policies.