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London Olympics Abandons Carbon Off Setting Pledge

About that carbon off set pledge to get the Olympic games in London, er... We lied

When Britain won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics back in 2005, Climate Religion was approaching the zenith of it’s power and part of the bid was making the Olympic Games a shining example of trendy Green symbolism, the games were supposed to be carbon neutral.

Attempts to provide the dreaded and inefficient renewables to the site have proved to be difficult, the ever present bird choppers have mostly been abandoned and the bulk of renewable energy will come from biomass boilers and some last minute solar panels.

Part of the deal involved a carbon off setting plan where Britain indulged in wealth redistribution invested in clean energy projects in poor countries: Read the rest of this entry