Not an April Fools: Green economy incredulous over Nigel Farage’s new green finance job

Posted: March 29, 2021 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Emissions, Energy, News
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This news has set the cat among the pigeons in climate obsession circles.

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Green campaigners and clean energy experts have expressed shock at the appointment of broadcaster, former politician, and long-time critic of climate action Nigel Farage to the advisory board of a European green finance firm focused on the fast-expanding carbon offset market, says Business Green.

Dutch Green Business Group, a firm focused on financing nature-based carbon offsets, announced on Sunday it had appointed Farage to its new advisory board, arguing he had “unique abilities to communicate relevant ideas to a global audience”.

Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Green Alliance executive director Shaun Spiers, conservation campaigner Miles King, and BloombergNEF founder Michael Liebreich were among those to express incredulity at the news in light of Farage’s long record of climate scepticism.

In the past, Farage has criticised Greta Thunburg and Prince Charles for promoting “alarmism” on climate, derided wind energy as a “collective economic insanity”, and told the European Parliament climate concern was “one of the biggest and most stupid collective mistakes in history”.

But today, Farage – a long-time ally and promoter of climate denier Donald Trump – said he was looking forward to helping to stimulate and grow the rapidly-growing carbon offset market.

“I am very excited to be joining DGB who are on a mission to save our forests, plant millions of trees and harness the burgeoning carbon offset market which is rapidly transforming the financial dynamics of the green arena,” he said. “I know I can make a real difference to the speed and progress of this ambitious business which is delivering unique free market, nature based solutions.”

In a separate statement on Twitter, he said it was time to “take back the environmental agenda from climate alarmists”.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    climate denier Donald Trump

    Business Green relying on a juvenile label 🥱

  2. JB says:

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for Nigel,

    I expect.

  3. JB says:

    Oops, more like ££££££££££££££.

  4. cognog2 says:

    Free market???🤯. Pull the other one.

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    Years ago, the WWF (Worldwide Woke Funding?) purchased a large block of forest in a remote part of the Amazon area and “saved it from logging” and used that to issue Offset Certificates.
    (There was no doubt that the area wouldn’t be logged due to the remoteness and difficult access).

    I think that the Dutch get around 60% of their electricity from coal (and gas) fired generation, but can Offset most of the emissions with the purchase of Certificates from the Norwegian hydro schemes. Now they want to make money from their own Certificates.

    The advantage of Offset Certificates is that it is simpler and cheaper to buy them than to actually reduce emissions. The disadvantage? is that the more Certificates for sale the lower the price. So this scheme may make it quicker and cheaper for the UK to get to Zero Carbon than messing around with unreliable means of generation etc. The Farage approach may be to save the Country from the more lunatic ideas being proposed, and make some money without being abused by the fanatics.

  6. Paul Vaughan says:

    Farage and Trump were brilliant shepherding populist movements to suit short-term elite aims. Certainly few are in a better position to recognize just how extremely profitable so-called “green” energy initiatives are SURE to be between now and, say, something like 2037 (a rough enough figure). Everyone (with a real geopolitical clue) knows why this is happening …and tragically it has nothing to do with saving the environment, a treasured goal which has fallen completely off the elite radar.

  7. pochas94 says:

    In the past princes, barons, popes and kings grew wealthy by taxing the peasants. So, what else is new?

  8. Adam Gallon says:

    Farage can spot a mug a mile away. Look at how many signed up to his TBP money making scheme.

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