......we can but hope the EU becomes obsolete sooner.
From EurActiv we learn that Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Change, is having second thoughts about biofuels. After a draft Commission impact assessment indicated that the greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels may exceed those of fossil fuels, she is quoted as saying: "It’s great to see the potential in new technologies, but we should take very much care in Europe that we are now not establishing a new big industry that we then - after some time - say, wow, that was not so good". In a separate report Bloomberg reports that a study by Malcolm Fergusson, the former head of climate change policy at the UK’s environment agency, shows that EU policy on biofuels will cost EU consumers €126 billion.
It is not just the above policy that people are paying for - wind farms is another immediate example that springs to mind. Both subjects - and the industries they have spawned - are the result of a flawed premis.
What chance do we have of preventing idiots from pursuing catastrophic goals, especially when we in the UK produce our own idiots 'huhne' from the same gene bank?