When people go on a low-carb diet, they do so to trim down and get healthy. Similarly, the European Union’s own version of a low- carb diet, that is a diet to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, was expected to both trim pollution and create a healthy environment. Unfortunately, according to an article appearing on Tech Central Station, it has done neither. Indeed, Europe’s electricity prices have skyrocketed over fifteen percent since last December, and a number of manufacturing firms which rely on cheap electricity are contemplating closing down and moving to the Orient. With emissions therefore likely to rise elsewhere, it seems this is one costly low-carb diet doing little to lighten the pollution scale.