Monday, March 07, 2011

The Carbon Juganaut slows down

Just read this and had to rub my eyes in near disbelief. This isn't an El-Alemein moment, "Before Alamein we never had a victory, after Alamein we never had a defeat.", but  for those of us who beleive that climate concerns have been whipped up in order to promote an agenda of taxation and social control then the news is at the very least heartening,
EU Won’t Seek New CO2 Goal, Permit Set-Aside, Draft Shows
Now, the targets that are already set are economically ridiculous, socially harnmful and based on a dubious scientific provenence,
The European Union will recommend that the bloc focus on achieving its existing emission-reduction targets and won’t propose setting aside any carbon allowances in 2013, according to a draft document.

The European Commission, the EU regulator, will present a policy paper tomorrow to map the bloc’s goal for saving energy and cutting greenhouse gases through 2050. The 27-nation EU is poised to meet its target for lowering emissions linked to climate change by 20 percent in 2020, compared with 1990 levels.

“The priority remains to achieve all the targets already set for 2020,” according to the draft document seen by Bloomberg News. If the bloc delivers on its commitments, it can outperform the current 20 percent target and achieve a 25 percent reduction, the EU said.
But at least they are not set to get even worse. So the supertanker takes its foot off the pedal, and slows. It is not yet even thinking of turning around. Far from it, but the ongoing acceleration of idiocy slows.

Of course this does not mean that the numpties at the DCC will have second thoughts, but we must at least be pleased that somebody, somewhere is getting cold feet.

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