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EU To Spend Quarter Of Budget On Climate Policies

April 30, 2018

From Bloomberg:



Climate-Linked Spending Set to Rise to a Quarter of EU Budget

  • European Commission to present 2021-2027 budget proposal May 2
  • Climate to be component of regional aid, transport spending

The European Union’s executive is poised to propose spending 25 percent of funds available in next EU multiannual budget on activities related to climate protection, making sure new economic and political challenges don’t weaken the bloc’s resolve to fight pollution.

The European Commission’s blueprint for the 2021-2027 budget, to be proposed on May 2, will boost the so-called climate mainstreaming from 20 percent in the current multiannual financial plan, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The funds for reducing emissions and adapting to climate change will be earmarked under policies such as regional aid, transport, research and external relations, said the person, who asked not to be identified because talks on the draft budget are private.



Bear in mind this is only the tip of the iceberg, as individual countries are already standing the major costs themselves of climate policy.

The EU Budget is about 150bn euro pa. If anything shows how fatuous the whole EU project is, this must be it




  1. The Old Bloke permalink
    April 30, 2018 8:45 pm

    Is it April 30th or have I got the date wrong?

  2. Ian Magness permalink
    April 30, 2018 8:46 pm

    I really can’t imagine why we voted to get out.
    Not that Britain’s policies are that much better, but even so.

  3. Charles Wardrop permalink
    April 30, 2018 8:48 pm

    Your last sentence says it all re the fatuity of the EU, not to mention its anti-democratic wasteful , deluded, corrupt, yet imperialistic policies.
    Why do national political leaders decide to call it a day?

  4. markl permalink
    April 30, 2018 9:19 pm

    The EU is nothing but an extension of the UN. I would call it their first foray into Global Governance dream. I’m surprised more countries haven’t opted out.

    • May 1, 2018 11:15 am

      When Brexit actually occurs, you will likely have more to follow.

      • Gerry, England permalink
        May 1, 2018 12:46 pm

        That depends, Joan, on how Brexit is done. If the government sticks to what it has said then we will leave with no agreement and a wrecked economy that may take 10 to 15 years to recover – if at all. Not many would wish to follow that path. Done correctly we could be a beacon to show how you can succeed outside while still trading with the EU.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle permalink
    April 30, 2018 9:52 pm

    I remember when people used to complain about how crazy the Common Agriculture Policy was, and the vast subsidies creating butter mountains and wine lakes.

    This climate thing makes the CAP look totally sensible by comparison.

    • HotScot permalink
      April 30, 2018 11:06 pm


      Ah!……those heady days of waste. I remember them well.

      What’s changed?

      Effing Brexit, that’s what.

      The sooner we cut ties to this blood sucking mob the better.

      I learned that the reason Americans chlorinate their chickens before selling them (our water and swimming pools are chlorinated) is because the Americans won’t sell sub standard goods in the first place.

      Evidently, 50% or so of EU poultry is sold with salmonella, and consumers are expected to cook it properly. Too bad if you’re not a good cook.

      There are too many fat Americans not to trust their poultry hygiene regime.

      Meanwhile, the EU allows the sale of sub standard, mass produced food.

      How effing surprising!

  6. Athelstan permalink
    May 1, 2018 12:17 am

    Hmm, well you can’t go completely bonkers, if you’ve already arrived.

  7. bob permalink
    May 1, 2018 12:36 am

    We are getting out from under the EU unelected dictators, now time to get out from under the UK unelected dictators. SCRAP the Lard-arsed Lords! A PR elected senate of 1/3 the size will do better. Scrap the Lords is the new battle.

    • Athelstan permalink
      May 1, 2018 8:05 am

      x 1000⁹

    • May 1, 2018 11:13 am

      We did that in 1776-1781. Now we have to keep the Senate aware that they aren’t lords but servants.

  8. Chilli permalink
    May 1, 2018 1:35 am

    What’s the betting Theresa May recommits the UK to all the EU’s climate targets as part of her brexit ‘negotiation’? The Tories have recently adopted even more extreme green policies in a vain attempt to appeal to the brainwashed youth vote which turned out for the first time in the last election. Hence Gove’s war on hugely efficient plastic packaging and environment-friendly pesticides. Economically and environmentally damaging virtue signalling.

    • markl permalink
      May 1, 2018 3:29 am

      “…as part of her brexit ‘negotiation….” Please explain this negotiation phenomena to me. Didn’t the UK already tell the EU to “f… off”? Do I understand it correctly that not only did they suck all these nations into a quango but also into the conditions for exiting? And the question of the day is WHY ARE YOU PUTTING UP WITH THEIR conditions when you already opted out of their club? Is this the British way? Stiff upper lip and integrity bs while you’re being taken advantage of? I don’t get it.

      • Gerry, England permalink
        May 1, 2018 12:52 pm

        To understand the way the UK interacts with the EU is to look back at over 40 years of gradual integration of the way the nations work. It’s a bit like a cancer – spreading further in all the time. This making leaving difficult – but not impossible if you do it right. The government are NOT doing it right. The current negotiations are to settle 3 areas in a withdrawal agreement. They are 1) meeting financial commitments 2) agreeing citizens’ rights 3) the new land border with the EU running across Ireland. 1) and 2) are sorted. 3) isn’t by a long way and could collapse everything. If we can get the agreement sorted, we then have until 31 Dec 2020 to negotiate a new trading arrangement.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 1, 2018 12:54 pm

      I have already said that the EU would insist on the climate change crap staying as part of any future trade deal. That is yet another reason why joining Efta and remaining in the EEA is the only sensible withdrawal process as all the climate stuff can be dunped, along with the landfill tax that has seen fly tipping soar, and the EU could do nothing about it.

  9. tom0mason permalink
    May 1, 2018 2:05 am

    There is no independent or accurate method of verifying whether the EU will spend this much or that much of their budget on any project as —

    The finances of the EU is a massive Ponzi (with applied money laundering scheme) that keeps the crony capitalist elites rich and in power. Don’t think so? Just look at their actions on Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and so many other nations where pensions and savings where diverted (stolen) from so many, to fund the superstate supremos and cronies.
    Only one nation has successfully stood-up to the EU bullies and won, that was Iceland.

  10. Bitter@twisted permalink
    May 1, 2018 7:17 am

    More justification for Brexit.
    I did have my doubts when I voted Leave, but every day brings new reasons why it was the right decision.

  11. Athelstan permalink
    May 1, 2018 8:15 am


    Meanwhile, the SL ‘rise’ rise lunatics er the HMG green lunatics, have a new pet project and al beeb are frothing at the mouth over it.

    UK and US scientists will lead a five-year effort to examine the stability of the mighty Thwaites Glacier.

    This ice stream in the west of the continent is comparable in size to Britain. It is melting and is currently in rapid retreat, accounting for around 4% of global sea-level rise – an amount that has doubled since the mid-1990s.

    Researchers want to know if Thwaites could collapse.

    Were it to do so, its lost ice would push up the oceans by 80cm or more.

    Some computer models have suggested such an outcome is inevitable if conditions continue as they are – albeit on a timescale of centuries. But these simulations need to be anchored in many more real-world observations, which will now be acquired thanks to the joint initiative announced on Monday.

    A few key words in that above quote mush; “computer models have suggested”

    “models” – right.

    “suggested” FFS.

    “4% of global sea-level rise – an amount that has doubled since the mid-1990s.”

    Not modelled, so precise – it’s a marvel of psciency excreta of green lunatic exaggeration, um……………again.

    beeb BS here.

    Taxpayers dosh down the toilet.

    • May 1, 2018 9:19 am

      The BBC explained it themselves here: local volcanoes and geo-thermal hotspots.
      – – –
      EU accounts must have a new category: ‘climate protection’. Imagine all the expenses they can bury there.

      • Athelstan permalink
        May 1, 2018 10:56 am

        from your link: “This “geothermal heat flux” is key data required by scientists in order to model how the White Continent is going to react to climate change.”

        And still they attempt to link ‘geothermal heat flux’ with man made climate change, talk about specious attribution.

        Naturally the geothermal heat flux influences the Western Antarctic ice sheet, irrefutably it needs to be studied how is the question.

        There is a whole lot of false assumptions going on here, and linkage ‘melting glacier’ to affecting global sea levels ‘rise’ is a reach well beyond attainable added in with, the relentless, the dubious subtext interwoven with man made influence (global warming)which is beyond bonkers.
        Even if the Thwaites glacier is melting ‘quickly’ and I suspect it isn’t, how do they proposed to make their SL calculations and set against overall Antarctic ice sheet accretion? The whole shebang doesn’t figure but there again there is another completely different dynamic going off here, apart from giving lots of taxpayers grants – salaries, dosh to some dodgy scientists.

        Finally, no one ever goes over to Eastern Antarctica to make field studies there, I wonder why not?

  12. Mike Jackson permalink
    May 1, 2018 9:36 am

    I’m struggling to see the connection between “climate protection” and “fighting pollution”. Anyybody care to help me out on this?

    • bobn permalink
      May 1, 2018 10:36 am

      Sorry Mike, As i think you know already, there is no scientific connection. But there is a huge tax, waste, jobseeker, subsidy farming and fraud and bullshit connection.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 1, 2018 12:56 pm

      It is the plan B for when it gets cooler and they can’t sell the global warming myth anymore, it all becomes about pollution.

  13. May 1, 2018 11:31 am

    The answer to much of this discussion is having a fiscally responsible CEO. Thankfully, we now do. His name is Donald John Trump. Instead of spending Saturday in DC at the Washington Correspondence’s hate fest dinner, he chose to spend it giving a fantastic speech in Washington, Michigan. Oh, the irony.

    Here is a tale of 2 embassies. He was presented with a bill to sign for the new US Jerusalem Embassy. He had already put “Donald” on the bill when he was told the price was ONE BILLION dollars. He put an “X” through his name and said “no way.” He called our new ambassador to Israel who told him “not to worry.” We already had a site with a building on it in a great location. Part of the building could be refurbished as the embassy for $150,000 and be ready in 3 months. Donald told him not to worry if he needed to spend a bit more than $150,000. It will open in a month.

    Then he told about the new embassy in London begun by Bush and carried on by Obama. We sold a prime site for $230 million and are spending more than a billion for the new one in a bad location. Trump was to go to London for the ribbon cutting. He IS NOT going to cut the ribbon on it. As he said, he would have pulled that project.

    Within a week, we hosted both the President of France Macron and Mrs. Macron for a State Visit. Then in came Angela Merkel. Both expressed their amazement at the fast turn-around in the US economy. It is the difference between having a President who is a successful businessman and builder vs one who is a politician and likely lawyer.

    It matters who your CEO is. We hired President Trump.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 1, 2018 12:58 pm

      We can but look on in envy. Sadly our non-democratic system prevents this but the Harrogate Agenda is a proposed new system to bring in democracy.

  14. George Lawson permalink
    May 1, 2018 12:39 pm

    This just proves how incompetent the unelected bureaucrats of the EU are. There are many poorer countries in the EU which could put those Euro billions to much better use. Thank god we are attempting to get shut of these people.

  15. swan101 permalink
    May 1, 2018 6:10 pm

    Reblogged this on UPPER SONACHAN WIND FARM.

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