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EU Abandons New 2030 Climate Target

September 29, 2018

By Paul Homewood



Reality is beginning to dawn in the EU:


Contrary to what has been announced, Cañete has not submitted the proposal to the EU member states, the German Press Agency in Brussels has learned. The idea was met with opposition by, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German industry. Other EU countries also rejected it. Global climate policy is in crisis since US President Donald Trump quit the Paris climate agreement of 2015.

Meanwhile German carmakers are fighting back against forced switching to EVs:


The European Commission has reservations about the climate goals of the European Parliament. Around 59,000 jobs in the automotive industry are endangered – and they could arise elsewhere.
Brussels – The EU Commission has warned against overly ambitious climate targets for European car manufacturers. "Existing jobs in the car industry threaten to be lost if the transition (to new engines) is too fast," the Brussels-based EU Commission writes in a new impact assessment on the proposed EU targets for manufacturers’ CO2 fleet emissions by 2030.
Industry and the IG Metall union too have warned that a forced switch to alternative vehicles could result in the loss of many jobs in the production of internal combustion engines.
According to the Commission’s calculations, some 59,000 jobs could be eliminated by 2030 should the European Parliament’s Environment Committee prevail with its proposal. Just over two weeks ago, MEPs called for car emissions to be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2021.

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  1. HotScot permalink
    September 29, 2018 10:44 am

    Will the BBC even report this?

    Not a snowflakes!

  2. Max Sawyer permalink
    September 29, 2018 11:18 am

    National (ie stuff the EU) self-interest – don’t you just love it! Won’t be too long before it starts to help us with Brexit – if we can find a leader willing to hold their nerve.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      September 29, 2018 9:32 pm

      Oh yes? I’ve yet to see any evidence of a potential leader with a grasp of how the EU works & the necessity for us to be Efta members come 11.01pm on 30th March 2019.

  3. Adrian permalink
    September 29, 2018 11:56 am

    I’m kinda guessing this is Trumps fault it some way.

    Well iit will be once BBC MSN etc etc get hold of it.

    Mind you, and here’s a thing, perhaps it’s caused by AGW. Surely insanity levels must increase with rising temps and politicians have less leeway than most of us. So it’s a positive feedback loop (there are so many). This ought to be a shoo in for NERC funding. I’m on the gravy train for life. Bugger I’m vegetarian.

    • September 29, 2018 1:24 pm

      In about 2 hours, I will be heading to Wheeling, WV, about 90 minutes away. I am a volunteer for the Trump Rally there tonight. It is in a hockey arena which only seats about 8,000, so will be one of the smaller rallies.

  4. BLACK PEARL permalink
    September 29, 2018 12:26 pm

    So much for Corbyns wind farm pledges then
    Pity you cant easily power stuff with hot air & BS as there is an abundant source available from Labour politicians and indoctrinated membership !

  5. September 29, 2018 3:39 pm

    Isn’t the transition supposed to increase jobs, be profitable and improve the lives of ordinary people?

    Sell it as X but deliver Y.

  6. Rowland P permalink
    September 29, 2018 3:46 pm

    Seems like resistance is increasing against ultimately returning to making carts for horses and donkeys!

  7. Bitter@twisted permalink
    September 29, 2018 4:57 pm

    President Trump was ahead of the curve again.

  8. September 29, 2018 5:02 pm

    A warning for your “green” friends and family in the UK, punitive exit charges for those who dare to leave green nirvana energy suppliers, rather like Brexit:

    “The average (exit) fee is £63 but in the worst case Engie, a “green” supplier, charges a penalty of £200 – almost 20pc of the average annual tariff.”

  9. Athelstan permalink
    September 29, 2018 7:29 pm

    Does this mean that, the British clueless (collective term) political-corporateblob-administration and green eco storm troopers are, we the only ones left believing in the green pixies and determined to switch us all off and back beyond dark regressed into the middle ages?

    Unilateral industrial suicide, here we come!

  10. frederik wisse permalink
    September 30, 2018 12:18 am

    If only for this reason an immediate Brexit is justified .

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