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Europe’s Top Ten Polluters

April 15, 2019

By Paul Homewood


A rather interesting statistic from the EU:



Germany’s power plants listed add up to 132 MtCO2e. At the last count, the UK’s TOTAL emissions of CO only amounted to 363 MtCO2.

In addition to those seven coal plants, Datteln 4 will open next year, with capacity of 1.1 GW and adding approximately an extra 10 MtCO2.


Datteln4  – Uniper’s new coal power plant in the Ruhr

Together with smaller coal plants, Germany’s coal power probably accounts for at least half of Britain’s emissions from all sources.


No doubt Claire Perry has included this fact in her “good and productive chat” with the far left, anti capitalist rabble, Extinction Rebellion.


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 Meanwhile, I hope all of you wicked, climate wreckers who go on holiday with Ryanair, who make 10th on the list.

Perhaps next time you should ask George Cooney to lend you his private jet.

  1. Bertie permalink
    April 15, 2019 9:58 am

    This assumes that CO2 is a ‘pollutant’. I’m not a scientist but I thought that life on earth depends on it.

    • charles wardrop permalink
      April 15, 2019 10:19 am

      Yes, and only 5%of the CO2 in the atmosphere is manmade.

      • Gamecock permalink
        April 15, 2019 12:31 pm

        If that much.

        And Bertie is correct. Calling CO2 ‘pollution’ is agitprop.

    • April 15, 2019 2:32 pm

      Back in the day, as an botany undergraduate at WVU, I took a course in plant physiology. My textbook (I still have it) referred to CO2 and other natural gases as “atmospheric gases.” They only became improperly labeled as “greenhouse gases” when the so-called environmentalists needed to make them seem dangerous, unnatural and up to no good. As I tell people, “the only place you will find ‘greenhouse gases’ is within the confines of a greenhouse. Otherwise, they are ‘atmospheric gases’ and perfectly normal”

  2. John D. Warren permalink
    April 15, 2019 10:09 am

    As I was saying….. CO2 is a gas and therefore travels world-wide. No matter what the UK reduction of CO2 it will always be made up by external “polluters”

  3. RICHARD JARMAN permalink
    April 15, 2019 10:49 am

    I hope the Extension Rebellion ‘protestors’ have read this and will occupy the Polish and German Embassies – after of course they have stormed the Chinese and Indian ones – although I presume that Starbucks will be one of their strategic objectives

  4. Mike Higton permalink
    April 15, 2019 11:14 am

    There looks to be a pipe bridge across the canal. Intrigued, I did a bit of digging. In an article about the long and painful history of this project this caught my eye:
    “Second, in addition to electricity, the facility is also supposed to provide long-distance heating to 100,000 households in the Ruhr area.”
    Using low-grade heat for local housing is a common practice in Europe. As fossil plants are closed or constrained to shorter operating hours there must be a lot of district heating systems which are losing their energy source….

    • Gerry, England permalink
      April 15, 2019 1:01 pm

      Perhaps they keep them heated up like a giant inefficient central heating boiler.

  5. Immune to propaganda permalink
    April 15, 2019 12:09 pm

    Arrenhius’s 19th century CO2 causation theory was discredited almost immediately and yet reinvented by Morris Strong and the UN in 1992 as the Communism v Capitalism smoking gun. Since then ice core samples from the Ordovician and Jurassic/ Suliman ice ages showed CO2 levels fourteen and eight times higher than today’s . The delicious irony here is that even though CO2 levels do not drive temperatures we have Germany as the biggest CO2 emitter. Don’t Germany have a ‘greenie coalition ‘ government? I enjoyed a laugh with my bacon sandwich this morning! Indeed the CO2 farce shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon.

  6. April 15, 2019 3:00 pm

    Germany is getting rid of its nuclear power stations and replacing them with coal-fired ones. It also wants to cut its ‘carbon emissions’ by a large amount.

    Does not compute. They must know that but have no viable plan.

  7. Joe Public permalink
    April 15, 2019 3:03 pm

    It’d be delicious if Ryanair offered cheap flights to the next COP. 10s of thousands fly to those gab-fests.

  8. Paul H permalink
    April 15, 2019 5:00 pm

    I’ve been an avid contributor to Ryanair’s total for quite awhile, in fact I’ll be upping my total again in two weeks.

  9. Adrian E. permalink
    April 17, 2019 1:49 pm

    While I doubt the slight increase in CO2 will cause apocalypsis, it is still prudent not to let carbon emissions get to big. In that respect Germany is far worse than Great Britain. The main reason for this is that Germany is giving up nuclear power and therefore (and because of some local lobbies) clings on to coal as a source of energy on a relatively high level. The German “Energiewende” is a good example of what should not be done.

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