More Green Failure And Lies In Europe

The truth about the real cost of Green taxation for wind and solar on Britain’s energy bills is out, Green subsidy adds 15% to electricity bills.

The Global Trade War over the EU’s Green flying tax took a step closer to reality this week, and out of  the blue Germany is now cutting subsidies earlier than planned for solar; within 5 years the Green taxation for solar will be no more.

The cost of Green subsidy on Britain’s energy bills has been hotly debated with the Greens maintaining that the cost of subsidy is only £20 per year:

Electricity prices are 15 per cent more expensive than they should be because of green policies, Whitehall officials have admitted. Energy costs for hard-pressed consumers have been pushed up by extra charges imposed to help the Government meet pledges to cut carbon emissions.

Projections in Whitehall show that by 2020, the burden for electricity will be an astonishing 27 per cent more than it would otherwise have been. The figure for gas will be 7 per cent higher.

A vastly different scenario from that painted by former Climate Religion Minister Chris Huhne, who repeatedly stated that consumers would be better off by 2020 because of Green taxation subsidised wind farms. That would be the same Chris Huhne who is currently on bail for the serious criminal charge of perverting the course of justice.

The EU imposed its Green flying tax from January 1st 2012, 42 nations condemned the Green tax and threats of a Global Trade war with the EU vs The Rest of the World surfaced.

The war clouds have started gathering and the stage is being set for what could be the first ever Carbon Trade war:

A meeting has been called for next week by the 26 countries that have been fighting to stop Brussels charging airlines flying in or out of the EU for their carbon emissions.

More than 20 countries are sending representatives to the meeting which starts on Tuesday, with the US, India and China expected to play an active role. The US delegation will be led by Julie Oettinger, assistant administrator for policy, international affairs and environment at the Federal Aviation Administration.

A discussion paper prepared for the meeting, and seen by the Financial Times, shows the group will consider 11 retaliatory measures against the EU’s move to include all big airlines in its emissions trading system.

The measures include re-opening existing trade agreements in sectors other than aviation to put “pressure on EU industries”; imposing new charges on European airlines flying into non-EU countries; suspending current and future negotiations about EU airline requests for new routes or airport destinations; and possibly enacting legislation to ban their airlines from complying with the EU law.

The Green marxists at the EU by taking the moral high ground in leading the world in their fight against the CO2 Wolf will end up isolating the EU, and ultimately increasing the cost of living still more.

The German solar industry has been in massive decline for the last year, German solar has proved to be a €100 billion money pit and now the Germans are calling time on Green subsidies.

Germany once prided itself on being the ‘photovoltaic world champion’, doling out generous subsidies – totaling more than $130bn, according to research from Germany’s Ruhr University – to citizens to invest in solar energy.

But now the German government is vowing to cut the subsidies sooner than planned, and to phase out support over the next five years. What went wrong?

There is a fundamental problem with subsidising inefficient green technology: it is affordable only if it is done in tiny, tokenistic amounts.

Using the government’s generous subsidies, Germans installed 7.5 gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity last year, more than double what the government had deemed “acceptable.” It is estimated that this increase alone will lead to a $260 hike in the average consumer’s annual power bill.

According to Der Spiegel, even members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s staff are now describing the policy as a massive money pit. Philipp Rösler, Germany’s minister of economics and technology, has called the spiraling solar subsidies a “threat to the economy”.

So far in Britain solar has proved a relatively less expensive money pit at £7 billion, the Coalition government is trying to cut Green subsidies for solar.

The planned cuts for solar have been stopped by a legal challenge from Green NGOs and those uneconomic businesses that can only survive by Green subsidy taxation.

About Tory Aardvark

Climate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook

Posted on February 18, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Climate Disruption, Global Warming, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Taxation, Renewables, Wind Power and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Are the national airlines in the EU countries themselves protesting about these insane “carbon taxes” and if not why not?

    • hopefully juliar fate will set the global trend for all those politicians that were either stupid enough to believe in the CO2 Wolf, or had an aspiration for a brave new Green world

  1. Pingback: Germany – Green Subsidies Cause Fuel Poverty « Tory Aardvark

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