The EU’s reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history.
At the request of Commission President José Manuel Barroso, EU member states are no longer to receive specific guidelines for the development ofrenewable energy. The stated aim of increasing the share of green energy across the EU to up to 27 percent will hold. But how seriously countries tackle this project will no longer be regulated within the plan. As of 2020 at the latest — when the current commitment to further increase the share of green energy expires — climate protection in the EU will apparently be pursued on a voluntary basis. With such a policy, the European Union is seriously jeopardizing its global climate leadership role.
In addition, the authority wants to pave the way in the EU for the controversial practice of fracking, according to the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The report says the Commission does not intend to establish strict rules for the extraction of shale gas, but only minimum health and environmental standards.
L’Europe décide donc de mettre fin aux mesures visant à imposer les coûteuses énergies vertes tout mettant de l’avant des mesures pour favoriser l’exploitation des gaz de schiste. Notez qu’au Québec on fait exactement le contraire !
Ce n’est pas un hasard si le Québec est si pauvre… Mais essayez de faire comprendre ça aux zélotes du Devoir…