Europeans Are Stupid

Europe’s energy policies are worse than stupid.

“At the end of last year, Sir John Beddington, a former chief scientific adviser to the British government, lifted the lid on the scandal at the heart of the EU’s renewable policies. According to Sir John, since the EU’s first renewables directive in 2008, the growth of bioenergy — much of it sourced from North American woods and forests — has provided around half the expansion of renewable energy. To supply even one third of the additional renewable energy needed to meet Europe’s new 2030 target will require an amount of wood roughly equivalent to the combined harvest in the U.S. and Canada. The fiction currently being peddled is that Europe is only burning wood residues — the bits of trees left over from other uses — but new EU rules agreed to last week by the European Parliament will expand the definition of bioenergy to include trees specifically harvested to be burnt in power stations.”

They love CO2 in Europe.

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One thought on “Europeans Are Stupid

  1. Fortunately the penny seems to be dropping, Germany is seriously considering dumping the catastrophic “Energiewende“, there is increasing opposition to the lunatic wood pellet craze – even the Guardian has repudiated it along with the eco-diesel regulations that have caused massive deforestation in Borneo, Indonesia and Malaysia to produce palm oil.

    France also appears to be having second thoughts about transferring its generation from nuclear to ‘unreliables’, so there is hope for a return to sanity.

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