Thursday, November 14, 2013

(Related update): Enviros on the Run: The Eastern European Edition

Related update:  50,000 Poles rallied today to celebrate their National Independence Day and also to send an message to the UN global warming scare mongers:
As more than 50,000 enthusiastic Poles gathered in downtown Warsaw on Monday to celebrate National Independence Day, with millions more watching on live television, CFACT president David Rothbard was invited to the stage to deliver an impassioned address celebrating freedom and warning against the dangerous and oppressive climate agenda of the UN.

Before what was one of the largest audiences to ever hear a speech denouncing UN global warming policies, Rothbard said he was honored to stand with the Poles in a “new battle for freedom against those who would use environmental and climate alarmism to steal away our liberties and give international bureaucrats control over our energy sources, our daily lives, our prosperity, and our national sovereignty.”
There is much more of interest in the post from Wattsupwiththat.com, including a 4 minute video taken at the rally.  Great stuff and good on you Poland!!

Original Post:  The Green movement in Europe continues to reel! The most recent blows come from the Czech Republic and Poland.  The first two paragraphs from a recent WSJ post say it all:
Support for the European Union’s climate and energy policy eroded further Friday as the Czech Republic became the latest member to denounce subsidies for clean but costly renewable energy and pledged to double down on its use of fossil fuels.

It followed Poland’s declaration that it would use its abundant domestic coal supplies for power generation rather than invest in costly renewable energy facilities. Spain abolished subsidies for photovoltaic power generation in July and the U.K.’s power markets regulator last month froze solar power subsidies for the rest of the year.
Doubling down on fossil fuels in Europe -- music to my ears!