EU Backs Down And Suspends Green Flying Tax For 12 months
2012 was going to be a good year for unelected EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, January 1st saw the imposition of the EU’s Green tax on flying, in June Rio+20 held the promise of reigniting the climate superstition and fear of 20 years earlier and Hedegaard was pushing all out for the complete de-industrialisation of Europe with a bigger 30% emissions cutting target.
In June Rio+20 failed to achieve anything, despite the prolific use of the sustainable development meme, 20 years of failed environmental Armageddon events and Green politically correct science saw the much hyped Earth Summit fail.
In response Comrade Connie along with the sheep of the tabloid warming alarmist movement embraced event attribution, despite the very climate scientists and organisations so often quoted by the Greens, warning against attributing weather events to Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Now as a global trade war with the bankrupt European Union vs the rest of the world has loomed large, the Green rollback in europe gathers pace as the EU suspends its Green flying tax for 12 months:
The EU’s climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard said at a hastily-arranged news conference that she had just recommended in a phone conversation with the 27 EU nations that the tax be suspended in the interests of negotiating a global CO2 deal.
The suspension of the EU’s emissions trading system, or ETS, would affect flights “to and from non-European countries”, she said.
Hedegaard said she had proposed “stopping the clock for one year” on the hotly contested tax following signs of a move towards a global deal, or “market based mechanism”, at a general meeting on Friday of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
“Now it seems that because of some countries’ dislike of our scheme many countries are prepared to move in ICAO,” she said. The EU tax is to be frozen until after the next ICAO general assembly in autumn 2013.
That is one hell of a climb down for Hedegaard, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is yet another UN organisation and Hedegaard must know there is as much chance of ICAO achieving a deal on aviation emissions, as there is of UNFCCC COP achieving anything at COP18 later this month.
Posted on November 12, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, European Union, Global Warming, Green Lies, Green Taxation and tagged aviation, Connie Hedegaard, EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.