Monday, 21 May 2012

Unelected EU überwarmist threatening China and India

The EU´s überwarmist, Danish wind energy promoter Connie Hedegaard is threatening China and India:

 The European Union on Tuesday gave China and India a month to comply with a new airline carbon emissions fee coming into effect across the bloc, or face penalties for flights in and out of Europe.
"They have been given till June to report back their data," she said.
Asked what would be the consequences should they fail to respond by June 15, Hedegaard said "if there is no data by the mid-June deadline then it will be up to member states to apply penalties."
The two Asian giants have attacked the EU scheme, calling it a unilateral trade levy disguised as an attempt to fight climate change. India last month barred its airlines from complying with the EU carbon tax, joining China in resistance.
Hedegaard and her cronies - living a high carbon footprint life of luxury in the Brussels cloud cuckoo land - will soon have to wake up and face the real world:
The Germans will never "apply penalties" to China, their most important export country and the key to the export led German economic boom. Neither will any other European government. 
The Brussels warmists will not be able to ignore the warning recently issued by the leaders of Europe´s most important major airlines and aviation industry manufacturers:
The signatories include plane-maker Airbus, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Air France, Air Berlin and Iberia, who jointly submitted the letter to the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Spain, the four countries that helped found Airbus.
According to industry players, the tax could lead to billions of dollars in losses, which ultimately translates to more expensive air travel and job losses.
Europe’s largest long-haul carrier, Lufthansa, has already started implementing a carbon surcharge in its fares. According to the German carrier, the controversial carbon tax scheme will cost the company an additional 130 million euros in 2012.
China, who also opposes the tax, has reportedly suspended its purchase of 45 Airbus planes made in Europe because of the levy – a deal worth almost $12 billion. 

The measure is threatening more than 1,000 jobs (at Airbus) and another thousand through the supply chain. 

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