EU plans to spend more on private jets for top officials

Posted: September 25, 2019 by oldbrew in Emissions, Travel
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It’s the old ‘do as we say, not as we do’ routine again. What about those supposedly naughty emissions? Hollow laughs all round.

Move comes despite pledges to do more to cut emissions, says Politico.
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The European Union is planning to spend millions of euros more on private jet flights for its top officials — just as it is proclaiming its green credentials and pledging to step up the fight against climate change.

The bloc has raised the amount that can be spent under a five-year contract for “air taxi” flights by more than €3.5 million, according to a document published this month in the EU’s tenders database.

The new maximum amount of €10.71 million for the contract, which runs from 2016 to 2021, represents a 50 percent increase on the original value of €7.14 million.

The EU has been placing increasing emphasis on green policies in recent months. Ahead of Monday’s U.N. climate summit in New York, Miguel Arias Cañete, the European commissioner for climate action and energy, declared: “The EU has a strong story to tell — we are global climate leaders.”

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has promised to set a 2050 climate neutrality goal for the EU and to raise the bloc’s 2030 emissions reduction target to at least 50 percent from 1990 levels.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. Dodgy Geezer says:

    “……….The new maximum amount of €10.71 million for the contract, which runs from 2016 to 2021, represents a 50 percent increase on the original value of €7.14 million.

    The EU has been placing increasing emphasis on green policies in recent months….”

    Of course it has! And this budget rise is Green. It will enable EU Environmental Officials to get much more work done by jetting around the world and stopping gardeners using traditional fertilisers….

    We are labouring under a massive misapprehension if we think that the words that our masters use actually mean anything, or indicate the policies they intend to pursue. The words are smokescreens – they are meaningless. They are just presented to divert direct argument and disagreement, and twisted to make their tribal supporters feel self-justified.

    Look at the recent Supreme Court finding. Parliamentary procedures are not justiciable – so, surprisingly, proroguing Parliament magically becomes a non-Parliamentary procedure! Words which were once relied upon lose their meaning.

    Under these circumstances, ANYTHING that is said in opposition to our masters is pointless. It becomes a non-statement the second it is uttered, and is therefore ignored as if it had not been said. There can be no valid argument under these circumstances…

  2. hunterson7 says:

    It looks more and more like the EU has eaten Europe completely. And the unelected bureaucrats now running what was Europe are really enjoying meal.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Air travel won’t be shrinking any time soon…

    Beijing’s huge new Daxing airport opened by Xi Jinping
    25.09.2019

    Chinese authorities officially opened mega-airport Daxing outside Beijing, hailed as the biggest flight hub by surface area in the world.
    . . .
    Authorities hope it would handle up to 72 million passengers per year by 2025 and around 100 million upon reaching full capacity in 2040.

    https://www.dw.com/en/beijings-huge-new-daxing-airport-opened-by-xi-jinping/a-50573170

  4. Coeur de Lion says:

    Global CO2 will continue to rise mebbe to five molecules per ten thousand. Global energy consumption will continue to increase, almost entirely from fossil fuels. Currently coal provides 38% of global electricity- same as 20 years ago. (BP). The weather will not change; the sceptic voice will begin to be heard as green measures hit people’s pockets and we can all cool off, with many looking rather silly and hiding behind the furniture.

  5. stpaulchuck says:

    if the sheeple were in any doubts about what the EU would become they merely had to look at the UN for a hint. Money wasting trumped up self important clowns blowing hundreds of millions a year just on their own comfort and entertainment while producing nothing except more and more schemes on how to increase their power over us. Duh.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Harrison Ford Slammed Over Private Jet Use After UN Climate Speech

    https://climatechangedispatch.com/harrison-ford-slammed-private-jets/

    Seems to be the m.o. of climate preachers.

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