Surprise: UK’s Climate Tsar, Who Wants To Eliminate Fossil Fueled Vehicles, Still Drives One

No one should be surprised in the least. Warmists like Alok Sharma are always big on telling Other People what to do while rarely ever doing the same. That’s how you get John Kerry flying around in fossil fueled jets, including his own. Joe Biden regularly taking fossil fueled helicopters to all sorts of places, followed by driving in a big convoy of fossil fueled vehicles. Obama and Gore owning expensive mansions at the sea shore despite prognosticating doom from sea rise (via Watts Up With That?)

Government climate tsar’s dirty secret: he still drives a diesel car

electric vehicleThe president of the Cop26 UN climate change conference has revealed he still drives a diesel car.

Alok Sharma, a Tory MP and member of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet, added swiftly that his next car would be electric.

The remarks came in a BBC Newsnight interview on the day a damning climate change report said it was “unequivocal” humans had caused global warming.

Asked “what do you drive” by the presenter, Mr Sharma responded: “I actually have a diesel car along with millions of other people.

“I don’t drive it very much. I take public transport from Reading [his constituency] into London every day. And I can assure you that my next car will most certainly be an electric vehicle.”

Why not get one now? He’s had time. And, does anyone really believe he takes public transportation that much? Maybe too work, since London traffic is insane. Think he’ll take it to Glasgow for the COP26?

This autumn, the Government will spell out how Britons will be encouraged to ditch petrol and diesel cars and gas boilers to help the UK reach “net zero” in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Sharma is one of the ones pushing hardest for this. As Eric Worrall points out

What can I say – whether its President Obama’s epic maskless birthday bash, Gavin Newsom’s shameful visit to the French Laundry restaurant, Nancy Pelosi’s Hair appointment during a lockdown, the Chicago teachers union leader partying in Peurto Rico, while claiming its “too risky” to return to work, Sharma’s contempt for quarantine rules and travel restrictions everyone else in Britain has to observe, or Sharma’s love for his diesel vehicle, a kind of vehicle he is working to deny to everyone else in Britain, one thing is clear.

Our elites no longer even try to hide their disdain for living by the rules they inflict on ordinary people.

Quite true. And, it’s not like there aren’t lots and lots of errors in the latest UN IPCC report. As usual.

Meanwhile, even Progressives are noticing that it’s all Apocalypse Porn and a doomsday cult. And, why do climate cultists always have to lie about federal tax credits for EVs?

(Dawn Allcot at GoBankingRates) The Nissan LEAF S EV starts at $27,400, while the Kicks starts at $19,550. If you deduct the $7,500 federal tax credit, the LEAF is almost the same price as the Kicks, coming in at $19,900.

In fairness, even Nissan tries this bullshit on their webpage, but, that’s not the way tax credits work.

(US News) “It is not a federal rebate. Instead, it is an EV tax credit that reduces the federal tax liability on your income.”

In fact, they are so complicated that you are typically advised to see your tax professional. No one is going to give you $7,500. Or up to that. It could end up be $2000. Or $4000. But, it is not cash. You don’t actually have that money. Further, you are going to pay full value at purchase, meaning your loan/lease will not reflect that credit. Yet, most position this as a rebate, that you will get all that money. If they have to lie, it’s rather shady.

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6 Responses to “Surprise: UK’s Climate Tsar, Who Wants To Eliminate Fossil Fueled Vehicles, Still Drives One”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    If the demand for EVs is so robust why would the government have to bribe people to buy them?

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The only prediction that has come true is that atmospheric CO2 is causing the Earth to warm!

    Steve Milloy is a lobbyist for fossil fuel companies. What do you expect him to type?

    But, but… hypocrites!!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob: The only prediction that has come true is that atmospheric CO2 is causing the Earth to warm!
      Except you can’t prove it, dipshit.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Jl says:

      “Milloy is a lobbyist…” You can’t refute what he said, so instead you give his job description.

      • Kye says:

        Typical commie monkey ploy. If you can’t win on facts, challenge the motive. It’s like when he calls us “nuCons” or White supremacists, or any other name challenging our morality. It’s amazing coming from a race and gender denier and a supporter of infanticide.

        Guitarcarver has his number. All he has is hate.

  3. Dana says:

    If you have the money to buy your car in cash, the tax credit might really matter. But if you have to finance your vehicle, you’ll have to finance that additional money, which means paying interest on it.

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