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Sir, Regarding ‘Barroso II must turn carbon cuts into growth‘: You say climate campaigners are arguing that the European Commission must support energy efficiency and renewables rather than nuclear and clean coal. This is true of some climate campaigners, but not all. Some of us now accept that the climate crisis is so great that… » read more

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Barroso & the BAU Bossa Nova

Sir, Regarding ‘EU chief: ‘Energy and climate are today’s coal and steel’‘: PWR’s business is monitoring the development of the renewable energy sector (RES) and climate change policies in Europe. As such, we are reasonably well placed to comment on the success or otherwise of the EU’s policies in these two linked areas. Mr Barroso… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU mulls €7bn subsidy for carbon capture‘: Is heralding the move towards large scale programmes in particular those for CCS (carbon capture and storage) and the very large organisations who are proffering these the right approach? One of the major hypotheses promoted for CCS is the transference of oxidised carbon (namely – carbon… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU summit seeks to avert ‘perfect storm’‘: Rich countries cannot manage climate change alone, even if they reduce emissions to zero. To succeed will require significant contributions from developing countries, particularly the major emerging economies such as China and India. Developing countries are the most vulnerable to climate risks, the least responsible for… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Draft emissions data bodes well for EU carbon market‘: I think we could all have predicted that 2008 would show lower emissions than 2007, as manufacturing across the EU contracted sharply. It has little to do with the efficacy of the carbon trading system, which is about allowing business as usual for polluting… » read more

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Sir, Your analysis of the 2008 greenhouse gas emissions data released earlier this month (‘Draft emissions data bodes well for EU carbon market‘) is unfortunately overly optimistic. The provisional data issued last week by the European Commission reveals that the EU’s flagship climate policy – its emissions trading scheme – has in fact just narrowly… » read more

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