France (with nukes) and Germany (with a huge renewables component) used to lead the climate panic in the EU while the Eastern block (like Poland, with more coal and less cash) used to push back against it. But now Germany has finally had to pull the pin on the fantasy deadlines it kept failing to meet. This is despite (or rather, because of) renewables overtaking coal in Germany in January. The more unreliables you have the more inefficient the whole grid is, and the more it costs to save each ton of carbon. Every extra wind turbine is more expensive at reducing CO2 than the last.
The EU Council has just released its summit statement– basically saying yes to all the IPCC favourite pet visions but not putting any dates on it. With no dates, it’s basically a meaningless wishlist.
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But hey, it’s only the planet at stake, it’s not like there is a deadline that matters anyway eh?
March 20: Tomorrow, the 28 leaders of EU countries...
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