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The European Union’s leadership role in climate change in the light of the financial and potential economic meltdown will have to adjust to changed circumstances. One action that can be taken is to regard collective energy security as a priority. This week’s Charlemagne column in The Economist contends that the east Europeans will not accept a climate change package that does not offer them greater energy security. I have no doubt that climate change and energy security are linked. The Member States are following beggar-thy-neighbour policies and allowing Russia to divide and rule them. The Nabucco pipeline, to bring gas from the Caspian to central Europe by bypassing Russia, is being bilaterally undermined.

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  1. I couldn’t agree more. Climate change strategies are energy policies. Therefore both will suffer if the former is designed at the community level and the latter are implemented with a beggar-thy-neighbour approach, as you put it.

    Isn’t it unrealistic to expect any of this work to go ahead without a European energy agency capable of handling ETS, energy security, supply, liberalisation and power grid integration?

    On the other hand, isn’t it also unrealistic to expect cooperation across the broad spectrum of energy policies given the divergences over any one of the component issues?

    What’s the answer?

  2. This week’s Charlemagne column in The Economist contends that the east Europeans will not accept a climate change package that does not offer them greater energy security.

    And neither should anyone else. The EU bought into the Kyoto scam hook line and sinker with the tantalising prospect of more control for Brussels. However, even the science of AGW that props up this scam is being dismantled piece by piece and shown for what it is, bogus.

    So where does that leave our beloved Commission? As usual, as the elephant in the room, crashing around causing damage to everything around it.

    Meanwhile, Joe Euromug picks up the tab in higher fuel bills to subsidise their windmill and carbon capture fantasies.

    It’s high time these clowns tried living in the real world. There is life beyond the closeted, subsidised and fantasy world of Brussels you know, though it ain’t rosy I warn you. Still, it would be a start to take off the rose tinted glasses.

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