Energy Commissioner: “process of de-industrialization in full swing”

German electricity prices a barrier to business EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has told the German government that its taxes and fees on electricity have doubled since 1998, now stand at 41 percent and will continue to increase due to subsidies for alternative energy.  Oettinger warned that this has moved the gradual process of de-industrialization into full swing and is forcing business and industry to flee the country. German electricity costs were described as at the upper edge of what is socially reasonable.  How much more will German ratepayers tolerate before they reach their breaking point? MORE (Auf Deustsch) AT HANDELSBLATT

By |2011-03-10T09:00:38-05:00March 10th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Energy Commissioner: “process of de-industrialization in full swing”

President Klaus: Warming action not justified

"I am not impressed by heavily biased British scientific institutions." Czech President Vaclav Klaus finds no evidence that government spending on global warming would be worth the cost. "I don't see empirical evidence of human-caused global warming. I see so many mistakes in the methodology of science and modelling." President Klaus, who recently served as President of the European Union, has long been a vocal critic of global warming science and policy.  Last year he addressed the International Conference on Climate Change which was co-sponsored by CFACT. READ MORE FROM REUTERS

By |2010-10-20T01:11:58-05:00October 20th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on President Klaus: Warming action not justified

Another Domino Falls: UK’s Leading Scientific Body Retreats on Climate Change Agenda

By Patrick Henningsen 21st Century Wire Sept 30, 2010 The UK’s leading scientific body has decided to rewrite its own definitive guide on climate change, now admitting that it is “not known” how much warmer the planet will become. The Royal Society has released a new guide which outlines its retreat from its former vanguard stance on the threat of climate change and man-made global warming. The decision to update their scientific guide came after 43 of its members complained that the previous versions failed to take into account the opinion of climate change sceptics. The new guide, entitled ‘Climate change: [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:19:00-05:00September 30th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Another Domino Falls: UK’s Leading Scientific Body Retreats on Climate Change Agenda

Mother Earth sells carbon indulgences in Chicago

ROGER HELMER, MEP Rather to my surprise, I bumped into Mother Earth at the Heartland Climate Conference in Chicago (May 17th).  There she was, large as life, in her green gown with a wreath of ivy in her hair (when I first saw the green gown I feared she might be a Warmist saboteur who had slipped past Security, but my worries were unfounded).  And she was selling (or strictly speaking, giving out) Carbon Indulgences (that’s the white rectangle in the photograph).  Fascinated, I read the text: “This indulgence serves as a remittance of all carbon sins.  You are forgiven for [...]

By |2010-05-20T17:56:34-05:00May 20th, 2010|CFACT Europe, Conferences|1 Comment

CFACT Responds to Connie Hedegaard

Anyone who tells you that restricting prosperity and redistributing wealth will alter the climate is selling something. CRAIG RUCKER EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard today posed the question, "can the U.S. afford not to have ambitious legislation that paves the way for a more energy-efficient future?" CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker responded that if the US Congress fails, America wins. Commissioner Hedegaard's Denmark may have surrounded itself with wind turbines, but could not afford such feel good luxuries if it were not for the vast income and energy it derives from Danish North Sea oil and gas.  READ MORE

By |2010-04-20T03:41:32-05:00April 20th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on CFACT Responds to Connie Hedegaard

Vaclav Klaus to the UN: We Should Not Make Big Mistakes

Politicians know that they have to act when it is necessary. They know that their duty is to instigate public-policy responses to issues that could pose a threat to the people of their countries. And they have to form partnerships with colleagues from other countries when a problem cannot be “confined” within national boundaries. To help doing it is one of the main reasons for the existence of institutions such as the United Nations. […]

By |2007-09-14T12:53:12-05:00September 14th, 2007|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Vaclav Klaus to the UN: We Should Not Make Big Mistakes

EU-Commissioners Verheugen & Potocnik address EU Liberal Youth Congress

LYMEC calls on Europe to rise to the challenge of globalization Around 150 representatives of various European liberal youth organizations gathered in Berlin this past weekend at the annual congress of LYMEC, their European umbrella organization. Top speakers included EU-Commissioners Verheugen (Enterprise and Industry) and Potocnik (science and research). […]

By |2007-04-23T14:20:57-05:00April 23rd, 2007|CFACT Europe, Conferences|Comments Off on EU-Commissioners Verheugen & Potocnik address EU Liberal Youth Congress

Rothbard and Rucker on Environment, Development and Africa in “European View”

In their article, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker urge EU policy makers to ensure that their new policies towards Africa will be beneficial in particular to African nations that were once European colonies. "The answer to Africa’s needs, however, is not more handouts or even aid forgiveness, as was recommended at the June 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland. Rather, it is in creating a new class of entrepreneurs from among the poorest Africans and in affirming the value of market principles, relying on sound science and re-committing to a balanced Judeo-Christian understanding of environmental stewardship." Other [...]

By |2006-12-22T19:25:01-05:00December 22nd, 2006|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Rothbard and Rucker on Environment, Development and Africa in “European View”

Bienvenu!  Velkommen! Benvenuto! Tervetuola! Καλώς ορίσατε! Witamy! Willkomen! Bem-Vindo! Isten hozott! Bun Venit! Bienvenido! Dobro došli Vitejte! Добре дошли!  Welcome! This is the site of the European Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT Europe). We are part of the international CFACT network. We are a non-governmental and non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of our environment, our public services and to efficient strategies to overcome poverty in Europe and beyond. However, on our pages you will NOT find the usual doomsday scenarios of banal environmentalism. Actually, we are tired of these scenarios. Why? Pessimism and extremism are destructive. We believe that [...]

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