Tory MPs call the green transition ‘unaffordable’. Europe is proving that’s a lie

From George Monbiot, The Guardian: In Italy, the government provides a remarkable 110% of the cost of home energy improvements, which it pays as a five-year tax credit (the 10% covers financial and transaction costs). This pays for everything: insulation, ventilation, new windows and doors, solar panels, heat pumps. Finland has equipped roughly one-third of its homes with heat pumps. It installs about twice as many every year as the UK does, though it has only about a 10th of the number of homes. The Netherlands proposes to disconnect all its homes from the gas grid. In Estonia, the capital city, Tallinn, and most other counties offer free public transport. If Italy and Estonia can afford it, so can we.  Read more.