UN Climate Funds Given To Japanese Companies To Build Coal Power Stations!

Posted: December 6, 2014 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Can’t. Breathe.


By Paul Homewood



Woops! Newsweek report:

About $1 billion in Japanese funding that Japan claimed was part of a UN initiative to help developing countries take action against climate change went, unnoticed, towards Japanese companies for the construction of three coal-fired power plants, the Associated Press reported Monday.

The slip-up highlights major gaps in oversight when it comes to funding climate projects in developing countries. The three power plant projects, built in Indonesia by Japanese companies, were listed as “climate finance.” But the U.N. has no formal definition of what constitutes legitimate climate finance, nor does it have a watchdog agency to ensure climate dollars end up in appropriate places.

Japan allocated the funding to Japanese companies under U.N. loans described as “thermal power plants,” with no indication that they were coal-fired projects.

The funding came from a pot of money established by the U.N. in 2009, when wealthy…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    The whole thing is a nonsense. A poor country with 250 million people is supposed to rely on part-time power from super-expensive wind turbines? Crazy.

    At least the Japanese coal plants will be more efficient than anything they are replacing in Indonesia.

  2. p.g.sharrow says:

    Japanese companies using Japanese government pledged money to build 3 coal fired power plants in Indonesia.
    Sounds good to me. Now, if that was American money to build the plants in China I would be pissed! OH! wait, The Chinese are demanding $200Billon per year from the West to build their own coal power plants, to solve the problem of climate change. WHAT the HECK! We have already sent them half of our industrial production and technology and made them an economic equal. Just who are our leaders working for? pg

  3. Brian H says:

    Energy and CO2! Excellent. We need much more of both.

  4. It’s good to know that the funds weren’t wasted on something stupid, like wind farms, or really damaging to the environment, like more oil palm plantations.

  5. tallbloke says:

    Walter: Agreed. However, if money demanded from the first world where thousands die in the cold every winter because of past co2 emissions from coal fired stations is going to be used to build free coal fired stations for people in developing counties, someone needs to get their story straight…

  6. Getting their story straight is never a problem for Warmists. It’s not even a consideration. Like the White Queen, they start each day by believing six impossible things before breakfast. They are the true masters of cognitive dissonance.

  7. michael hart says:

    Yes, it’s funny.

    But doing ‘the right thing’ on the basis of a lie is still a lie.

    That is the problem with the politics of the green movement: Many people who want to do good have burned their basic principles of honesty at the altar of power.

  8. Graeme No.3 says:

    Next thing they’ll be chopping down forests to feed thermal power stations…Oh wait…

  9. tallbloke says:

    In the light of the Government’s decision to pass 0.7% of gdp over to foreign aid, and this use of climate funds, I stated a petition to fold climate fund donations into the foreign aid budget. I don’t for a moment think it’ll achieve enough signatures to force a debate, but at least it might have made some govt person think for a minute while they decided whether to approve it.