“Green” Deserters

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Anybody see a [positive correlation between CO2 emissions reductions and subsequent economic ruin] after Kyoto?

http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com/2012/05/anybody-see-trend-change-after-kyoto.html

[For those who don’t know, the (mostly European) countries on that chart which signed the  Kyoto Protocol  (mandating lower CO2 emissions) are (mostly) the same countries experiencing dire economic slowdowns now.]

[Hmm…]

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Bang Go Europe’s Green Subsidies

http://www.thegwpf.org/international-news/4855-bang-go-europes-green-subsidies.html

and…

Green Fade-Out: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

The EU’s reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/european-commission-move-away-from-climate-protection-goals-a-943664.html

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Learning from Others’ Mistakes:

What Europe’s Experience with Renewable Mandates and Subsidies can Teach [US]

http://www.texaspolicy.com/pdf/2012-02-PP03-LearningFromOthersMistakes-ACEE-JosiahNeeley.pdf

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European Union announced Monday it will delay a plan to charge foreign airlines for ‘greenhouse gases’ emitted during flights to and from European airspace…

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/europe-suspends-unilateral-airline-carbon-fee-scheme-awaits-global-deal

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Germany:

‘Think about What’s Happening in Countries like Germany . . . ‘

http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/244353/think-about-whats-happening-countries-germany-chris-horner

and…

Solar stocks plunged around the world after Germany, the largest market for panels, said it will make quicker cuts to subsidized rates and phase out support for the industry by 2017.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-20/solar-stocks-plunge-worldwide-as-germany-accelerates-rate-cuts.html

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Goodnight Sunshine

Germany is cutting solar-power subsidies because they are expensive and inefficient.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/project_syndicate/2012/02/why_germany_is_phasing_out_its_solar_power_subsidies_.html

and….

Price increases of around 15 percent for electricity and gas in the past two years [in Germany] have made energy for many households unaffordable.

http://junkscience.com/2012/02/23/green-germany-half-a-million-families-sitting-in-the-dark/

[For those who don’t know the details on why this has happened in Germany, go  here  and  here .]

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Germany Singing A Requiem For Its Solar Industry – “Not A Single Company In The Black….  Industry Will Disappear Within 5 Years”

http://notrickszone.com/2012/03/22/germany-singing-a-requiem-for-its-solar-industry-not-a-single-company-in-the-black-industry-will-disappear-within-5-years/

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Europe’s green energy nightmare could haunt the US

http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/22/europes-green-energy-nightmare-could-haunt-the-u-s/?print=1

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“… the recent string of colossal GBLG failures in the “green” technology sector is downright appalling, especially since no residual value now exists in products no longer being produced or competitively marketed for a market that, for all intents and purposes, does not exist — except in the collective fantasies of the “green” technology enthusiasts.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/cant_we_just_stick_with_what_works_for_the_time_being.html

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Google quits plans to make cheap renewable energy

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/23/google-idUSN1E7AL1X520111123

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BP Exits the Solar Industry

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/286371

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Green Mass Extinction

http://www.thegwpf.org/energy-news/4623-green-mass-extinction.html

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U.K.:

 The [U.K.] government has finally seen through the wind-farm scam – but why did it take them so long?

http://www.spectator.co.uk/essays/all/7684233/the-winds-of-change.thtml

and…

UK Government Says Green Energy Commitments Were “Made Very Foolishly”

http://notrickszone.com/2012/11/18/changing-the-climate-change-act-uk-government-says-green-energy-commitments-were-made-very-foolishly/

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UK consumers lose their taste for green energy

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22533-uk-consumers-lose-their-taste-for-green-energy.html?full=true

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Solar industry faces subsidy cuts in Europe

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/solar-industry-faces-subsidy-cuts-in-europe/2012/03/10/gIQArkbXLS_print.html

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Spain:

FAIL. Obama’s Favorite Green Energy Success Story – Spain – Halts All New Renewable Energy Projects

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/04/fail-obamas-favorite-green-energy-success-story-spain-halts-all-new-renewable-energy-projects/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Japan to renege on [Kyoto] carbon emissions cuts

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21889-japan-to-renege-on-carbon-emissions-cuts.html

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Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus

www2.itif.org/2013-challenging-clean-energy-deployment-consensus.pdf

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