European Hypocrites Return To Fossil Fuels

Posted: May 9, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Energy, opinion, Politics
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Politics: Putin effect overtakes greenhouse effect.

PA Pundits - International

By Duggan Flanakin ~

At the beginning of March, Frans Timmermans, the European Union’s Executive Vice President for the European Green New Deal and European Commissioner for Climate Action, announced that EU nations planning to burn coal as an alternative to Russian natural gas are not out of line with the EU’s climate goals.

The news came just a week ago that United Kingdom housing secretary Michael Gove would likely approve the nation’s first new coal mine in three decades. The new plant, if approved, would produce coking coal for steelmaking. The reason? Russian coal is toxic now.

In Germany, whose leaders have been busy decommissioning nuclear plants, RWE, Vattenfall, and Steagare now preparing to run their coal-fired power plants perhaps long beyond yesterday’s 2030 death date. Today, German coal companies are preparing power plants to operate at full speed, arming themselves in the event Russia cuts off…

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Comments
  1. Johna says:

    They’re just spivs/chancers – same as boJo n Co. The real issue with their inept energy policy is we need coal for baseload and taking up the slack when wind and Soler are down and out. and we need CH4 and H2 and all chemicals we get from oil – nuclear cant do that. The hope is after 200 years or so fusion power will have proved itself as being economic safe and reliable, but how long is that piece of string?

  2. Gamecock says:

    ‘announced that EU nations planning to burn coal as an alternative to Russian natural gas are not out of line with the EU’s climate goals’

    But of course. If record snowfall is consistent with climate change, burning more coal is consistent with EU’s climate goalies.

  3. Saighdear says:

    Whatever happened to Brexit ? no use looking over our shoulders at what might have been! Let them get on with it. and Kick our load of Gov rubbish out with the same swipe. £1.84 ppl DERV and Quarry / generator machines going no- where ROADS as in DERoadVechles.
    and then OUR SCOTTISH (!!! ?? !! ) Power gut has the nerve to bable about impending dopom through high er prices, later… Didn’t they all fall over themselves to comply with Gubbenits agenda ? Mr Putin is doing a great job of supplying MIRRORS foir the green blob and others to look at …. no comprendre ? Take a look.

  4. Phoenix44 says:

    It’s interesting. I wonder if some of the slightly more rational politicians are quietly thanking Putin for an excuse to be a bit more sensible?

  5. oldbrew says:

    Guardian’s latest buzz phrase: ‘carbon bombs’

    Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown

    Exclusive: Oil and gas majors are planning scores of vast projects that threaten to shatter the 1.5C climate goal. If governments do not act, these firms will continue to cash in as the world burns

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2022/may/11/fossil-fuel-carbon-bombs-climate-breakdown-oil-gas

    Their own climate breakdown is an ongoing thing…’as the world burns’ 😂

    Pass the cold sponge!

  6. stpaulchuck says:

    OMG! I love it: Climate Catastrophe meets reality! ha ha ha ha ha

    And I love how all these pontificating putzes are all in on this totally made up 1.5C number, as if that has ANY real scientific basis other than science fiction, aka CAGW.

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