Ireland faces annual EU energy fines of €600m

Posted: May 1, 2018 by oldbrew in Energy, government, ideology
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The EU demands that Ireland disfigures its coasts with wind turbines, or pay extortionate fines for failing to do so.


More lunacy from the EU:

From the Independent:

Ireland faces annual EU energy fines of €600m

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Ireland faces fines of €600m a year from the EU for failing to meet renewable energy targets and cutting carbon emissions by 2020.

New, more ambitious targets for 2030 do not let Ireland off the hook for the 2020 measures, it has emerged.

A report for the Dáil Public Accounts Committee, which calculated the potential fines within two years, said they will be a matter for the European Court of Justice to impose.

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said there was confusion in some quarters that the 2020 targets under the EU Renewable Energy Directive would be merged into the more ambitious targets for 2030. This would give the Government some breathing space and lessen the risk of punitive fines.

“But that is not the case. The 2020 target must be adhered…

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  1. E.M.Smith says:

    Irexit, anyone?

    But at least we know it’s all about the money…

  2. A C Osborn says:

    Good, they just “love” the EU.
    Well they can keep it, they have been getting cash from us via the Eu for years and now it payback time.

  3. GeorgeLet says:

    Ireland should tell them to go to hell and get out of the scam

  4. ivan says:

    E.M. it is and always has been about the money. Hedge funds lead by George Soros and Investment banks lead by Goldman Sachs being the leaders conning governments into handing over peoples hard earned money to keep the scam going.

    I don’t know how this will play out since the Irish had to repeat the referendum on joining until they produced the ‘correct’ result.

  5. oldbrew says:

    The EU will have a big hole in its budgets when the UK escapes, and this is one way of recovering some of the lost cash.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Kamikaze Greens: Japan’s ‘Asahi Shimbun’ Concedes Renewables Face “Broad Array Of Tough Challenges”!
    By P Gosselin on 1. May 2018

    Although Japan’s national daily ‘The Asahi Shimbun’ concedes green energies face “a broad array of tough challenges” such as high costs and a lack of storage, it irrationally calls for their acceleration!
    . . .
    The best thing here would be for the kamikaze green pilots to turn their suicide planes around, return to base, and realize it’s over.