EU green policy leaves households and economy in the red

BY LARRY BELL: Hidden from public view were spiraling power grid costs which jumped nearly two-thirds between 2010 and 2014 as required to connect wind and solar farms scattered over the countryside. Subsidies encouraged wind and solar developments on poorly suited sites.

By |2019-03-20T08:45:17-04:00March 20th, 2019|Economy|Comments Off on EU green policy leaves households and economy in the red

Keeping the poor impoverished

To the world's poor, electricity (including air conditioning), modern highways, quality medical care, and so much more of the good things first world people take for granted are routinely denied them out of concern for the environment (sic), or rather the elites' insistence that they rule over the poor with a paternalistic (slavemaster) hand. CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen calls the actions of these elites "callous, immoral, eco-imperialistic, and genocidal." As newly elected Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says, "They think they can dictate our destiny," but we will not submit to their rule.

By |2016-07-26T08:45:50-04:00July 23rd, 2016|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

The continuing circus over GM corn in Europe

It was not merely the fact that an Italian bureaucrat decided to import an otherwise banned GM crop from America that was so ironic. In addition to the special exemptions granted on a case-by-case basis to Czech, Spanish, Portuguese and Slovakian farmers, countries throughout Europe, including Italy, have imported GM corn from America in the past under a whole different array of special, case-by-case exemptions granted on a strictly controlled basis by bureaucrats in Brussels. What made Rabboni’s final decision so hypocritical, and frankly absurd, were the sheer quantities involved and the astronomical expense for an already overextended Italian treasury.

By |2013-10-17T11:58:30-04:00September 26th, 2013|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

500 police bust Deutsche Bank over €300 million carbon trading scam

Five hundred German police and tax inspectors raided offices and residences connected with Deutsche Bank in Berlin, Frankfurt and Dusselforf, Wednesday over allegations of conspiracy involving over €300 million in carbon trading tax fraud. While a few profiteers will amass carbon trading fortunes, these schemes will not impact the climate in any meaningful way. Whether conducted legally or illegally, all carbon trading is a waste and a scam which cries out to be halted.

By |2012-12-15T01:50:35-04:00December 14th, 2012|CFACT Europe|3 Comments

Poland blocks EU environment council on climate

Poland, which is about to assume the EU Presidency, is so fed up with EU climate policy that on June 22 it blocked the conclusions of the EU environmental ministers council. Polish good sense blocked the ministers from recommending the EU reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 which would devastate European economies.  This would hit Poland and similar economies which have not yet recovered from their forced experiment with 20th century socialism particularly hard. EU climate policy has recently been shown to be rife with waste, fraud and abuse and the Poles have had enough.  There is a saying [...]

By |2011-07-01T17:41:21-04:00July 1st, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Poland blocks EU environment council on climate

Ban all cars from EU cities? End affordable flights?

The Telegraph reports on an EU plan to ban all gas and diesel vehicles from EU cities and end discount air travel all in the name of global warming. Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport. "That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour." READ MORE AT DAILY TELEGRAPH

By |2011-03-29T00:47:48-04:00March 29th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Ban all cars from EU cities? End affordable flights?