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Is This The End For Hedegaard And The EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Comrade Connie gets it wrong again by jumping on the warming alarmist event attribution bandwagon

Things are starting to slide for unelected EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, the rot set in prior to COP18 with EU officials saying that Hedegaards pushing for emissions cuts of 30% as fanciful thinking, next Hedegaard and her opposition to shale gas was ignored and now her plan to save the EU ETS has failed.

The European Unions climate change policy is at the point of collapse, the carbon floor price has crashed through the floor to an all time low of €2.63 a metric ton, after MEPs voted against “backloading” the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

The EU ETS has been in crisis for years, there was a huge €5bn VAT fraud, then the computer systems were hacked and down for weeks, the price of carbon globally has been in free fall and backloading was the last ditch attempt to save the ETS.

Backloading is essentially withholding from sale 900 million carbon permits in an attempt to drive up the price of carbon which continues to fall due to the economic problems and decline in manufacturing in the EU.

Commissar Connie described backloading as “no brainer”, ignoring the obvious irony of such a statement, Hedegaard had put her all her political clout behind backloading, the rejection by the EU Parliament is a decisive blow to Hedegaard and the Green Agenda she relentlessly pushes. Read the rest of this entry

Wow! CO2 Makes Volcanoes Erupt

The power of Carbon Dioxide, according to the teachings of the Church of Climatology

The power of Carbon Dioxide, according to the teachings of the Church of Climatology

For an inert trace gas which comprises just 0.04% of Earths atmosphere, CO2 has some incredible properties and powers attributed to it by the superstitious believers of the cult of Anthropogenic Global Warming.

The decline of Climate Religion has meant desperate measures for desperate times, most desperate measures, are in reality no more than a Forlorn Hope, take for example the warming alarmist tactic of event attribution.

Every extreme weather event of recent years has been attributed to CO2 induced global warming, event attribution as it is referred to was started by once Green Pope, and now major Green embarrassment Al Gore, and since that moment has become the trumpet call of all the major players in the scam, including EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, almost to the point where everyone involved in the Green cabal is an attributionist. Read the rest of this entry

Greenwalling – Prominent Warmists Block Climate Skeptics On Twitter

Because the debate is over, attempting to follow the EU's unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard.

Because the debate is over, attempting to follow the EU’s unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard.

In politics it is called Stonewalling, which the dictionary defines as “Delay or block (a request, process, or person) by refusing to answer questions or by giving evasive replies, esp. in politics.“, yesterday I noticed a Tweet from Steve Milloy at the JunkScience blog saying that the Michael E Mann of Hockey Stick and vicarious Nobel Prize fame had blocked JunkScience on Twitter.

A while ago the EU’s unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard Tweets dropped off my timeline and surprise, surprise, attempts to follow Comrade Connie are now blocked at the users request.

A similar thing happened with Climate Scientist Michael E Mann: Read the rest of this entry

EU Green Agenda Fail – Carbon Capture And Storage

A CO2 tanker truck at Schwarze Pumpe power plant near Sprengberg, Germany.

A CO2 tanker truck at Schwarze Pumpe power plant near Sprengberg, Germany.

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is another Green technology that is being currently pushed very hard so we can all be saved from Anthropogenic Global Warming.

CCS like all the Green Dream technologies is very expensive, requires huge tax payer funded subsidies and is the usual mix of environmental tokenism and gesture politics that so typifies the Greens.

Britain’s last CCS project was cancelled in October 2011 after the companies involved Scottish Power, Shell and the National Grid, pulled out citing funding issues, in short they wanted more Green subsidies to make the project financially viable, the typical refrain for all things Green, more taxes and ever increasing energy bills.

Never one to let anything deflect her from her Green Agenda, the EU’s unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard and the other european Green fools held a contest to provide funding for CCS: Read the rest of this entry

EU Backs Down And Suspends Green Flying Tax For 12 months

2012 has not been a good year for Comrade Connie and her Green Agenda, now the EU has suspended the Green flying tax for a year

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: Read the rest of this entry

Connie Hedegaard Looking Increasingly Isolated And Delusional

EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard “So why not create a world we like, with a climate we like – while we still have time?”

EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard is looking increasingly isolated from the other EU Commissars about Carbon Targets and the de-industrialisation of Europe, for Hedegaard it is business as usual while she ignores the economic realities of Green stupidity.

The first signs of the EU distancing itself from Green Climate stupidity happened at the UN  pre COP18 meeting in Bangkok last month, where Hedegaard was pushing for a 30% cut in EU CO2 emissions, while EU officials described even a 25% cut as fancilful thinking.

The next set back for Hedegaard came again in September when the US conclusively said no to the EU Green flying tax, Hedegaards response was to jump on the Global Warming Extreme Weather event attribution band wagon, at the very time when the warming alarmist journal Nature concluded that climate science was too immature to link extreme weather with Anthropogenic Global Warming.

The good news is, it gets worse for Comrade Connie’s Green Agenda Read the rest of this entry

US Says No To EU Flying Tax

First the House of Representatives, now the US Senate have passed a bill that stops US airlines taking part in EU Flying Tax

The Green EU flying tax that came into force on January 1st 2012 has not been a success, the hollow Green lie of there being a global consensus to act on Climate Change, all that is needed is the fine print, has never been more hollow, as the global reaction to EU’s unilateral flying tax has shown.

From the outset there were rumblings of a Trade War from China, as the row progressed, so China froze deals for new aircraft with EU Aircraft Manufacturer Airbus worth around US$ 14bn.

The EU Flying Tax has been seen around the world as the EU imposing a unilateral tax on flying to try to get additional funds to try to stop the sinking Eurozone, from sinking. Read the rest of this entry

Green Rollback Next The EU Flying Tax

Another setback for Connie Hedegaard, the EU flying Tax is set to be suspended

January 1st 2012 the EU announced that it was unilaterally imposing a flying tax on all flights in, and out of the European Union.

The news of the EU Carbon tax on flying was greeted with global hostility, even before the tax became law China was warning of a trade war with the EU, by January 5th 40 Nations were opposed to the Green taxation, and by early February 2012 China and India had both decided not to submit any data to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

In March this year, Germany increasingly nervous about the economic impact of the EU flying tax was telling the EU to abandon the tax, even Barack Obama has called on the EU to abandon the “Lousy Tax Carbon Tax on Airlines

The EU’s Climate Commisar, Comrade Connie Hedegaard was typically Green blinkered and insisted the EU would force this flying tax on the world: Read the rest of this entry

EU Will Not Adopt 30% Emissions Cut

EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard pushed for 30% Carbon emissions cut, it’s not going to happen according to EU Officials

This has to be the first setback for unelected EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, not satisfied with the 20% emissions cut that is already driving manufacturing business out of the European Zone, Hedegaard has been pushing hard to completely de-industrialise Europe with a 30% emissions cut.

When British Climate Change secretary Chris Huhne was forced to resign from the Government to face criminal charges for Perverting the Course of Justice, Hedegaard lost a valuable ally, since then the dire economic situation in the Euorzone and the epic failure of Green Energy in Germany have damped the enthusiasm to commit economic suicide.

The set back for Hedegaard comes as the Climate Circus holds it’s pre COP18 meeting in Bangkok: Read the rest of this entry

Air Wars The EU vs The Rest Of The World

Air Wars – The EUs flying tax rejected by 30 nations, prepare for trade wars, aircraft being impounded, increased airfares and more economic misery for Europe.

January 1st 2012 the EU announced that it was unilaterally imposing a flying tax on all flights in, and out of the European Union.

The news of the EU Carbon tax on flying was greeted with global hostility, even before the tax became law China was warning of a trade war with the EU, by January 5th 40 Nations were opposed to the Green taxation, and by early February 2012 China and India had both decided not to submit any data to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

In March, Germany increasingly nervous about the economic impact of the EU flying tax was telling the EU to abandon the tax, last week Barry Obama called on the EU to abandon the “Lousy Tax Carbon Tax on Airlines

As usual nothing will dissuade Comrade Connie Hedegaard and the other unelected Green zealots at the Puzzle Palace in Strasbourg from following the Julia Gillard example and diving headlong into the abyss: Read the rest of this entry