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“EU can’t cut emissions. Greenhouse gases are mounting despite antipollution policy” is the triumphant title and subtitle in today’s (3 April) Wall Street Journal (print version). Things might not be as bad as the US neo-liberal journalist of the WSJ pretends, but the last report on the emissions from EU installations which are subject to… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Here is another proof that Europe’s climate “leadership” could quickly be eclipsed once the United States has fully woken up to the climate/energy challenge. A new report published yesterday by New Carbon Finance, one of the world’s leading carbon market analysts, shows that an American cap-and-trade system based on current proposals in the US Congress… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Heavy flak for the EU’s plans to include the aviation sector into its carbon emissions trading scheme by 2011. The proposed policies will do very little to tackle the climate change challenge of growing aviation, says a new report by the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Friends of the Earth UK (which commissioned the Tyndall… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

For all the political rhetoric about the urgency to fight climate change, political and economic elites still do not seem to understand the full ramifications of our global crisis. This is illustrated once more by the revolt of six “new” EU member states (Latvia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Estonia) against the Commission’s… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Giovanni Bisignani, director general of the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Monday 4 June that the air industry needs to develop zero-carbon airplanes within the next fifty years (see Financial Times or read Mr Bisignani’s full speech in Vancouver). His call for a technological revolution in the air industry comes as aviation is… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer