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EU abandons very costly unrealisable net zero reform

Everything that comes out of Brussels is a foul multilayered onion. On the outside is the laughable impossible childish utopian idealism. As you peel back the layers of abstract aspirations for the concrete prescriptions underneath, you become steadily more terrified. Thus the European Green Deal, proposed by the European Commission in 2019 and approved in 2020, promised to show member states the way to climate neutrality by 2050. A key component of this Deal – one layer deeper – is a legislative package called Fit for 55, which sounds like a diet plan for menopausal women, but which in fact aims to reduce EU emissions by 55% by 2030. This is starting to sound bad, and our creeping suspicions are confirmed when we go deeper still to this thing called the Buildings Directive, which regulates building energy efficiency in the EU. In 2021, the European Commission proposed extensive revisions to bring this Directive into alignment with its β€˜Fit for 55’ aspirations. The climate neutrality envisioned by the Green Deal simply won’t happen, but the proposed changes to the Buildings Directive were both realisable and for precisely that reason deeply alarming. The Eurocrats had worked out that the building sector is responsible for 36% of all emissions in member states. To meet their 2030 goals, they decided that each member state should be required to divide their existing structures into nine efficiency classes, and to impose β€œMinimum Energy Performance Standards” – that is, mandatory and ruinously expensive renovations – on the two least efficient classes. Now, there are a lot of very dumb things about this. As far as I can tell, the climate-neutral utopia of 2050 is supposed to be an all-electric world, in which we’ll travel in electric cars and harvest organic corn with electric tractors and heat our homes with electric heat-pumps. All this extremely abundant and cheap electricity will be generated by fields upon fields of wind turbines and photovoltaic panels. How the energy efficiency of buildings will matter for emissions at all in this electrical utopia is a hard thing to understand.https://dailysceptic.org/2023/11/03/eu-abandons-another-costly-net-zero-reform/

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  • winnie nguru

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    This is huge!

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    • Gorffly mokua

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      Great move!

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    • Princess

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      This is a responsible move.

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      • johnte ndeto

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        Realistic and achievable measures are all EU requires in pushing for climate agenda

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      • rosebellendiritu

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        Deep statement but hard facts,we need more realistic approach

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        • George Kariuki

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          The EU needs to adopt a more pragmatic approach to climate change, one that takes into account the economic and social costs of different policy options.

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          • Rashid Kamau

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            Climate neutrality remains to be the world's most urgent mission to accomplish.

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            • Kevin

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              @rashid_kamau all efforts require to be summoned

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