A Climate Skeptic Just Took Charge Of EU Environment Policy

Neno Dimov

Neno Dimov has a master’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in physics. He is Bulgaria’s environment minister, a climate sceptic and the new president of the EU’s Environment Council. —Dave Keating, Forbes, 26 January 2018

Germany is missing its European climate targets and will have to pay for rights to emit greenhouse gases due to polluting vehicles, farms, and buildings, the government said Wednesday, an embarrassing admission for Chancellor Angela Merkel who had once put energy transformation at the forefront of her policies. —The Wall Street Journal, 24 January 2018

France will revise its carbon emissions target by the end of this year to align it with its pledges in the Paris climate agreement after failing to meet the goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the ecology minister said on Monday. —Reuters, 22 January 2018

As reported by Reuters, the draft study — which was commissioned by the BDI German industry group and assembled by Boston Consulting and Prognos — states that Germany will have to spend more than 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) to meet the low end of the EU’s target of reducing emissions by 80 to 95 percent by 2050. —Futurism, 22 February 2018

European leaders like to lecture the world on how to be virtuous, but when you look at what they do themselves, a different story emerges. Nowhere is the contrast starker than in climate and energy policy. The European Union has set out to show the world how it can be saved from climate change. —National Review, 22 January 2018

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Enviromentalisms a virus that cuases its victims to do realy stupid things like walk dared footed across America,climb up in trees and sail around on a iceberg

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    Amber

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    Sincere best wishes to Mr . Dimov .
    Germans are not going to put up with the climate charlatans much longer . Open borders and self inflicted energy policy wounds are
    nearing an end .

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    David Lewis

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    Hopefully Neno Dimov can influence the EU nations to adopt emission goals that are achievable. It is too much to hope that he can get them to adopt the actual goals that are needed, which is to abandon all goals.

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      David Lewis

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      Adopting emission goals that are achievable would of course mean raising the amount of emission level that a country is trying to achieve. Some would say that isn’t possible because they signed the Paris Treaty. However, the treaty has provisions for changing the goals. The understanding is that would mean lower the emissions even further, but to the best of my knowledge there is nothing preventing a nation from increasing its emission goals.

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    Amber

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    Exactly David Lewis that’s why they should have called it the Paris Pledge . The only thing firm in that document is the amount of money the sucker countries would pay the pan handlers .

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