As the Guardian has reported this morning, the government's headline plan for greening the UK's housing stock is this:
Ministers have unveiled plans for £5,000 grants to allow people to install home heat pumps and other low-carbon boiler replacements as part of a wider heat and buildings strategy that some campaigners warned lacked sufficient ambition and funding.
The grant is, of course, much less than the cost of a heat pump. In many cases it is a tiny contribution towards the cost. So, the bias towards gas boilers remains.
And, to compound the matter, the total budget available is £450 million over three years, or 30,000 boilers a year, at most, when we know we need 600,000 a year to achieve climate change objectives.
This is not a serious policy. It is an insult to those who know we must transform the UK's housing if we are to beat climate change.
But it does contextualise Johnson's comments in The Sun. His language there confirms that he remains a climate sceptic opposed to the action required to save our planet for human habitation. The policy is wholly consistent with that.
We are in a deeper climate crisis than I realised.