Give me an example in which *ANY* government body has accurately estimated costs of a *favoured* policy. HS2? Crossrail?
Fossil fuels. Propane, LPG and LNG were included as 'low carbon'.
This is a classic government trick: reclassifying things which are categorically not-X as X.
It was able to do this by creating opacity where there should be transparency, and by excluding debate from policy-making.
They are intransigent.
They are hostile to criticism.
They are opaque.
The are conflicted.
And they are zealots.
If you believe that government bodies can produce accurate cost-benefit analyses for their favoured policies, three decades into the future, I have a bridge to sell each of you.
It is a nest of vested interests. It epitomises policy-based evidence-making.