Tag Archive | David Cameron

“Cameron Says EU Renewables Goal May Cost U.K. Billions”

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/cameron-says-eu-renewables-goal-may-cost-u-k-billions.html

Prime Minister David Cameron urged the European Commission to reject calls for a renewable energy target, saying the proposal would cost British consumers 9 billion pounds ($14.8 billion) a year by 2030.

In a letter to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Cameron said the U.K. prefers a single target to reduce greenhouse gases instead of a set of three goals, including one for renewables, in the European Union’s new policy framework for the next decade.

“This will reduce unnecessary costs that our embattled energy sector is currently bearing, lowering energy prices across Europe, with consequential benefits to the EU’s growth and competitiveness,” Cameron wrote in the letter dated Dec. 4 and confirmed by an official in his office in London yesterday.

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A “Euroskeptic” might suspect that the latest EU proposal to cut emissions 40% by 2030 was nothing more than an attempt to provide business for the “Beautiful Alliance” between the French and German renewable sectors. Or perhaps it just the fact that there will be an election soon in Britain, in which energy bills and anti-European sentiment will be important campaign issues. Maybe its a little bit of both.

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“Mr Cameron suspects ….”

Sherlock

http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2014/01/mr-cameron-suspects

The Prime Minister told MPs yesterday that there were more “abnormal” weather events occurring and he “very much suspected” they were linked to global temperature changes. Yet over the past decade the government has received an abundance of unequivocal official advice: 

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Elementary my dear Mr. Cameron!

“Where there’s still muck there’s still brass”

wheretheresmucktheresbrass

http://www.theccc.org.uk/pressreleases/ccc-concludes-that-there-is-no-basis-to-change-the-fourth-carbon-budget-11-december-2013/

“The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised that there has been no change in the circumstances upon which the fourth carbon budget (2023 – 2027) was originally set in 2011 that would justify a lowering of ambition. Therefore the budget should not and cannot be changed under the terms of the Climate Change Act. If anything, changed circumstances point towards a tightening of the budget. However, the Committee advises that it would be premature to do so until uncertainties at the EU level have been resolved.”

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The Government remains committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 50% in 2025. Critics say that British Consumers and Taxpayers can’t afford to pay for CO2 emission reductions; and also that this policy is moving jobs and economic activity to places where politicians don’t care about the environment. What do you think?