The great myths of EU sustainability and a Green Wonderland – while emissions from the EU are only 12% of global values this is because the EU has forced out environmentally unfriendly manufacturing through uncompetitive taxation. The result is that we feel cosy in the false belief that we’ve cut our emissions, but all we’ve done is exported them to the parts of the World who now manufacture our goods for us – places with much more liberal environmental attitudes. The result is that we are now responsible for 25% of global emissions (and rising).
The Green mantra continues that the EU is good for the environment. What it actually results in, is “Hey . . . at least it’s not polluting OUR cities” . . .