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EU Flying Tax – The Return Of The Green Albatross

It is nearly 12 months since Comrade Connie Hedegaard was forced to suspend the EU's Green flying tax, 12 months on the Green flying tax is still as popular as a skunk in an elevator.

It is nearly 12 months since Comrade Connie Hedegaard was forced to suspend the EU’s Green flying tax, 12 months on the Green flying tax is still as popular as a skunk in an elevator.

On January 1st 2012 the EU’s Green tax on flying became law, from the outset there was global opposition to the tax which is part of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Despite claims to the contrary by the usual Green suspects and Comrade Connie Hedegaard there is no global support for a Green tax on flying, China has threatened a Trade War  over the tax, and the followed the threat up by  freezing orders for Airbus aircraft worth US$ 14bn.

China was not the only voice of opposition to the Green tax, in the USA the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against participation in the EU scheme, India instructed it’s airlines not to submit Carbon Tax Data to the EU. That was just the tip of the iceberg, there was strong opposition from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the member States of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC)

Then last November in the biggest Green climb down so far Comrade Connie was forced to suspend the Green flying tax for 12 months:

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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

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

EU’s Green Agenda Faces Global Opposition

The EU one of the last bastions of Climate Religion sets the example that we were told the rest of the world would follow; the problem is economic suicide is only popular with EU Commissars

The Left have always attached noble and lofty adjectives to their political aims, taking the moral high ground, leading by example are popular chants from the comrades of socialism, environmentalism and the easily manipulated eco sheep of the Occupy movement.

All the talk of moral high ground and leading way to a brave new Green world are just smokescreens to force the environmental legislation through at any price, with the secondary vain hope that there might be other ecomentalist simpletons in power elsewhere who also want to de-industrialise their societies, commit economic suicide and embrace the misery and drudge of the Green Agrarian Society.

All in all, it sounds like political suicide, well it would be if the EU Commissars concerned were elected, but as usual with the EU democracy is not in the loop, so the unelected and unanswerable climate zealots will continue with their Green agenda, that the rest of the world does not want any part of.

So much for leading by example, instead the largely bankrupt EU is on a collision course for a Global Trade War with the rest of the world: Read the rest of this entry

China Bans It’s Airlines From Taking Part In EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Chinese Airlines are banned from taking part in the EU ETS scheme

On January 1st 2012 the EUSSR decided to impose a Green tax on flying, where any airline flying into EU airports has to pay financial tribute to the Church of Climatology.

Globally there has been huge opposition to the Green tax on flying, in the USA the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against taking part in the EU ETS, India decided that no Indian airlines would submit data to the ETS and China immediately warned of a global trade war with the European Union.

The EU are still trying to spin the Green taxation to save us all from the lack of global warming, the rest of the world sees this as another Green tax too  far. Read the rest of this entry

The EU’s Doomed Flight Of Carbon Taxation

The EU’s Carbon tax on flying, more doomed than this pick up line

We live in a world where increasingly, as Martin Sheen’s character in Apocalypse Now observed, “the clowns have taken over the circus“.

The EU is a case in point, almost bankrupt as the single currency implodes explodes disintergrates, the EU still clings to Climate Religion and CO2 emissions limits, left behind by a world that has moved on from the Great Man Made Global Warming Scam.

From January 1st 2012 the EU will levy a Green tax on flying, opposed by the US, China, India and 40 other countries and despite the very real risk of a global trade war nothing can dissuade those blinded by the light of Green socialism and wealth redistribution from their course.

The damage caused by this pointless Green tax, which is heaped upon the myriad number of other Green taxes EU citizens already get stung for, will be far more damaging than the increase in costs for flying and transportation that will inevitably follow. Read the rest of this entry

EU Green Flying Tax Will Isolate Europe

China’s airlines have refused to pay EU Green Carbon flying tax

On January 1st the EU started levying its Green flying tax on all flights in and out of the European Union.

Even before the Green tax, which will add £80 to airfares for a family of 4 flying to Florida, came into force there were signs of opposition from the USA, India and China from the outset has threatened  a trade war.

There are an additional 40 countries all against the latest Green flying tax: Read the rest of this entry

EU Carbon Tax On Flights, China Warns Of Global Trade War

EU Climate Religion Zealots will cause a  Global Trade war

After a ruling from the European Court of Justice that the latest Climate Religion tax does not infringe on the sovereignty of other nations, Hedegaard and Huhne are steaming full speed ahead with the Green Tax on flying from January 1st 2012.

There is global opposition to the Green tax on flying from the USA, India, China and 40 other countries.

The Green flying tax will typically add a further £80 on the cost of a family of 4 flying to the USA, this is  on top of other recent Green tax hikes on flying. Read the rest of this entry

EU Green Policies And ETS In Crisis

Without intervention not only is the EU Emissions Trading finished, but also Europe's climate policy is over

The European Union is fast approaching the point of no return, the Euro zone is in economic meltdown as the debt ridden economies of Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain threaten to wipe out the Euro, and  global confidence in the currency continues to decline.

With the EU teetering on the brink of a recession the last thing the EU needs is a trade war with the rest of the world, which is exactly what is likely to happen over the EU tax on flying that is due to start on January 1st 2012.

The Green flying tax is part of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme which has seen the price of carbon fall to an all time low of 6.4 Euros per tonne: Read the rest of this entry

EU Faces Isolation And Retaliation Over Green Airline Tax

43 Countries are opposed to Brussels attempts to force Climate Religion policies on them

The chances of the EU becoming isolated from the rest of the world are growing by the day as global opposition mounts to the Green airline tax the EUSSR is planning to implement from January 1st 2012.

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against taking part in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) declaring Congress and the United States government will not support this ill-advised and illegal EU tax scheme.

Indian airlines will not submit any data to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, in total 43 countries are far from happy with the EU’s Green airline tax: Read the rest of this entry