EU GHG Emissions Rise in 2017

By Paul Homewood



Laughably they call 0.7% a “small increase”. In fact it is evident that emission cuts have really dried up in the last few years:




Although they brag that emissions have dropped by 21% since 1990, a third of this was during the 1990s, due to radical deindustrialisation in Eastern Europe, and another third after the 2008 crash.


Meanwhile, greenies are upset that only eight EU countries are committed to phasing out coal power before 2030:


Environmental NGOs Climate Action Network Europe (CAN) and Sandbag criticised some EU member states for receiving EU funds intended to support the energy transition away from coal without having a clear plan to exit the climate-harmful fossil fuel. A report, which analyses the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of 21 EU member states that still use coal, shows that only eight of these are committed to phasing out coal by 2030. According to the NGOs, the EU has to phase out all coal by that year to meet the commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement. “Coal-reliant member states want to have their cake and eat it with just transition funding,” said Charles Moore, energy and policy analyst at Sandbag. “The European Commission can only continue to support these member states if they come up with realistic plans for moving away from coal.”


May 31, 2019 at 05:21AM

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