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EU’s filthiest states pocketing clean energy funds with no plans to phase out coal

May 27, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

Now, why am I not surprised?

From Silly Jilly in the Telegraph:

 

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The EU’s most polluting states are pocketing funds earmarked to help wean the bloc from coal-fired power without any plans to clean up their energy systems.

A new report will name and shame the states dipping into the funding pots meant to help smooth the transition to a cleaner energy system.

It will show that 11 states have no plans to move away from carbon-intensive coal-fired power, despite an EU goal to scrub coal from the energy system by 2030 in line with the climate targets set out in the Paris Accord.

The countries are still be able to claim billions of euros in development support, according to the report to be published by climate campaigners at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag.

The draft energy transition plans put forward by the coal laggards mean that the EU will manage to reduce its coal-fired power capacity by just 57pc from current levels, leaving 62GW of coal still burning by the end of the next decade.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/05/26/eus-filthiest-states-pocketing-clean-energy-funds-no-plans-phase/

18 Comments
  1. May 27, 2019 11:07 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science and commented:
    Hey Greenie- dream a little dream for me!

  2. jack broughton permalink
    May 27, 2019 11:15 am

    It sad but this is the nearest that our press come to criticising the climatic-madness that they are supporting. The UK press still believe that we should reduce our carbon emissions as an example to the world: DELUSION reigns!

  3. tom0mason permalink
    May 27, 2019 12:37 pm

    “EU’s filthiest states pocketing clean energy funds with no plans to phase out coal”

    What an excellent idea, why is Britain not joining in with this? Instead we stupidly follow the rules that everyone agrees to but do not follow. We’ve being taken for the chump, the others have NEVER intended to follow the Paris Accord as they know that CO2 is not a real problem.

    Also why haven’t any UK financiers been suspected of dubious ‘Carbon Credit’ trading, are we so good at it that no ones see us, or more likely we’ve left such ideas to the German, French, Italians, etc.. Come on Britain get with the program the EU is all about scamming your neighbors before they can scam you.

    • bobn permalink
      May 27, 2019 2:21 pm

      You’re right that its all a scam and many are making fortunes from it at taxpayers expense. My NZ friend owns alot of forestry in NZ. The trees get granted ‘carbon credits’. On the NZ market these credits were pricey so he sold them for over $150,000. When he came to have the trees felled 2 yrs ago he needed to surrender the ‘credits’ to allow the treefelling. He thus bought from Lithuania the required number of credits because they were cheap there. He then balanced out his credits in this make-believe market. He ended up over $100,000 in profit on this daft merry go round scheme and then made money selling his timber. A total farce but the idiot politicians have created these subsidy farming opportunities so no surprise that smart operators pocket the cash offered up.

  4. May 27, 2019 2:04 pm

    Yes. The whole scam is open house for corruption.

    Love the pic showing all those lovely earth cooling clouds. Some of this will wind up in the cirrus clouds nudging the tropopause pumping energy out into space as the ice crystals grow.

  5. rah permalink
    May 27, 2019 2:27 pm

    It never changes no matter how much you try to inform the press they use the same propaganda photos of cooling towers emitting water vapor represented as evil CO2 “pollution”.

  6. Curious George permalink
    May 27, 2019 3:27 pm

    “it will sow .. report to be published”. As soon as one million species go extinct.

    Why do they buy these really cheap crystal balls?

  7. Stephen Lord permalink
    May 27, 2019 5:18 pm

    Only Britain is dumb enough to follow the rules.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      May 27, 2019 6:58 pm

      Have they thought of burning red tape?

  8. Coeur de Lion permalink
    May 27, 2019 6:13 pm

    Surely the issue is not filthyness but CO2? The Paris Agreement is to avoid global warming. Or do I detect a shift from the lost cause of CO2 and it’s effects to one of a cleaner atmosphere ?

    • I_am_not_a_robot permalink
      May 27, 2019 9:50 pm

      No, conflating CO2 and genuine air pollution, e.g. soot, has been an important part of the alarmist-rentseeker strategy for some time now.

  9. George-Lawson permalink
    May 27, 2019 6:56 pm

    Once again the picture excels in in giving a false impression that smoke is being emitted from eight cooling towers with not a chimney in sight, when we and they know that cooling towers only emit steam.. Another case of misleading the public to scare them into believing the worst. These people are a disgusting group and will continue to lie in order to give a false impression to further the hoax…

  10. Peter Roach permalink
    May 27, 2019 7:25 pm

    Beat me to it! Thought the same thing, the photo is also under exposed to darken it.

  11. Athelstan. permalink
    May 27, 2019 7:59 pm

    if ever there was a bonkers scheme dreamt up by crackpots even the greens would be hard pressed.

    Do they know, do the green eco nutters actually care that, the EU emissions shell game erm scheme actually does, as it drains the UK dry but keeps the EU ‘dirty’?

    Of course really it is the UK political class who sign us up to this post modern version of emisshuns indulgences sanctimony. Indeed, what we need, what needs to happen is, for the whole lot of ’em to be scrubbed clean out of the legislature benches and executive, to that end, the beginning happened yesterday with TBP wiping the floor with ‘the old order’ in ‘the euros’ and not before time – too. Westminster comes next and both houses, lower and upper.

  12. May 28, 2019 9:02 am

    Germany still has dozens of coal-fired power stations including about 17 lignite burners.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_power_stations_in_Germany#Thermal

    If they were able to, and did, move them all to renewables German industry would be finished and they must know that. So who is kidding who?

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      May 28, 2019 9:26 am

      Ironic then that the Greens are in ascendancy in Germany after the EU polls. I wonder what they will want as a quid-pro-quo when they get into national government is as big a way…

  13. ianprsy permalink
    May 28, 2019 9:02 am

    I’m a bit surprised that nobody has made the connection with the British Steel crash, due at least in part to expensive energy. My MP’s been reminded.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      May 28, 2019 12:51 pm

      I keep posting on various forums the quote from Barnier’s speech last October to Eu businesses which specifically mentioned steel:

      “All of us here understand that such a system of single market ‘à la carte’ would be tantamount to providing the United Kingdom and its companies with a major competitive advantage over companies operating in the single market.Let’s take two examples:

      On the regulatory cost of chemical products:
      o 31 % of the regulatory price – I’m not talking about raw materials – is linked to compliance with product standards, which, in any case, all exporters must respect in order to enter our market. An example is the REACH regulation.

      o The remainder, 69 %, covers compliance with other Union regulations, such as environmental rules. It’s on these regulations that the UK would like to be able to diverge from us. For steel, the figures are even more eloquent.

      And, as you know well, in certain economic sectors where the margins are low, minor divergences in regulations can create a significant competitive advantage for the UK if it remains in the single market for goods while diverging for all the rest.”

      So EU regulation on how we make steel makes our steel much more expensive than it needs to be. That shold be sent to every UK MP.

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