Monthly Archives: April 2012

Women’s Rights & Climate Change

Believe it or not, the European parliament is debating a report on Women’s Rights and Climate Change — thus bringing together two of the institution’s pet obsessions.      My first reaction was astonishment at the absurdity of the linkage.  But I … Continue reading

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Women and Climate Change

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Tax Harmonisation

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Doing more harm than good

Biomass use increases CO2 levels for 50 years At a briefing session in Brussels on March 29th, credible evidence was presented showing that the use of wood pellets from mature trees, widely used as a “green” substitute for fossil fuels … Continue reading

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Nothing so bad that the European Commission can’t make it worse

The Commission is proposing a new regulatory structure designed as part of its “green gesture policies” programme.  They want to cut the Greenhouse Gas Intensity of automotive fuels by 6% by 2020.  But the real agenda is to block oil … Continue reading

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Ken Livingstone campaigning in London

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Another fine mess from the European Commission

I’ve recently been approached by a constituent concerned about a new piece of EU regulation which threatens to cost him his job, and to damage his industry.  Nothing new there — it happens constantly — but this is such an … Continue reading

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