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22 May 2011 @ 01:31 pm
Death by 15 hundred cuts CCNet - Bye bye Tata  

CCNet  - 21 May 2011

The Climate Policy Network  

Disastrous Green Targets A Risk To UK Economy

Green taxes are to blame for Tata Steel's decision to cut up to 1,500 UK jobs. The Indian-owned steel maker said levies on heavy manufacturing were partly behind its plans to close or mothball part of its Scunthorpe plant, where 1,200 jobs could be cut, as well as a further 300 roles at its sites on Teesside. --The Daily Telegraph, 21 May 2011

The era of “big steel” in western Europe is over. --Mark Broxholme, Financial Times, 21 May 2011

According to an independent report, the UK’s drive for green energy will send £60billion and 600,000 jobs “up in smoke” by ­creating the “highest energy costs in the world”. It says Mr Huhne’s blueprint, more wind farms, green levies and taxes aimed at making Britain a world leader in cutting greenhouse gases widely blamed for global warming, will “undermine” Britain’s ability to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by forcing out innovative companies. The Civitas think-tank study accuses the Government of “sacri­ficing jobs for no green benefit”. –Sarah O’Grady, Daily Express, 21 May 2011

The government likes to boast, as did its Labour predecessor which launched this foolish policy, that the UK is the only country in the world that has imposed severe and legally binding carbon reduction requirements on its economy. The claim is correct; but why the government should boast about it is puzzling, since the reason why the UK is the only country to do this is that no other country wishes to incur such pointless self-inflicted economic harm. –Nigel Lawson, Financial Times, 21 May 2011

The great "Dash for Gas" brought on by Margaret Thatcher's market reforms reduced carbon before such objectives even existed. Subsidies to inefficient coal gave way to market-driven cheaper gas, which happened to produce less carbon. As economics, it was perfect: economic inefficiency replaced by cheaper and more efficient alternatives. Carbon-reduction mandates operate on the reverse principle: Efficient gas is to be replaced by government-mandated but inefficient wind, solar and nuclear power. That's the plan, but as it happens the U.K. will only do it if everybody else does, and the best bet is that nobody else will. --Terence Corcoran, National Post, 21 May 2011

1) Tata blames green taxes for 1,500 UK jobs cull - The Daily Telegraph, 21 May 2011

2) EU Push for Green Energy costs another 1,500 Jobs - Daily Express, 21 May 2011

3) Western Europe’s era of ‘big steel’ is over - Financial Times, 21 May 2011

4) Nigel Lawson: Disastrous Green Targets A Risk To UK - Financial Times, 21 May 2011

5) Terence Corcoran: U.K.'s phony war on carbon emissions - National Post, 21 May 2011

6) Greenest (Ever) Government Scraps Funding For Green Quangos - Business Green, 19 May 2011

Courtesy of Dr Peiser, GWPF
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They don't give up. Profit no matter what the cost in human life. (They're just cattle after all!).

DDT causes diabetes, breast cancer and infant deaths?

Is it time to bring back JunkScience.com’s DDTees?
Today’s New York Times article “As an Insecticide Makes a Comeback, Uganda Must Weigh Its Costs” states:
But the United States banned the use of DDT in 1972 over the chemical’s hazardous environmental impact. Studies have also linked DDT to diabetes and breast cancer. One examination of the consequences of using DDT to fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, said the chemical might have increased infant deaths. /continues
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The gangsters' UNEP usually gives credibility to the crooks pushing more expensive, more harmful DDT alternative(s). It is never, ever about caring for people.