29 March 2008

Caught cheating!

Oh dear. In a closed door session of the energy council of EU ministers the UK's representative, Lady Vadera, put forward the proposition that UK investment in renewable energy projects anywhere in the world should count towards the 15% renewable energy target. What excellent thinking! However for some reason I suspect that she did not suggest that foreign investment in renewables in the UK not be excluded from counting towards the target nor that UK investment in polluting enterprises around the globe, such as BP's pursuit of riches in Calgary's oil sands, be counted as part of the UK's emissions. Undoubtedly this was just an oversight that she will quickly address, or not as the case may be.

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