As energy crisis threatens civil unrest, new study documents 30 years of the EU’s failed climate policies

“As the Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, is calling for an urgent return to fossil fuels to avert civil unrest and economic upheaval, the Global Warming Policy Foundation is publishing a new report documenting how 30 years of failed climate policies have triggered Europe’s worst energy cost and security crisis since the Second World War. … Entitled Europe’s Green Experiment: A costly failure in unilateral climate policy, the study has been prepared by Dr John Constable, GWPF’s Director of Energy, and is available to download here (PDF). …

The report is the most comprehensive assessment of the European Union’s energy and climate policies from 1990 to the present day. It shows that the very high costs of forcing the use of thermodynamically incompetent renewable energy has simultaneously caused EU energy consumption to fall dramatically as a result of price rationing but also left the EU critically exposed to a single high quality fuel, namely natural gas. This deadly cocktail is now threatening both economic and societal stability, as even Mr Timmermans and EU leaders are beginning to recognise.”

Originally published here by The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on 11 July 2022.

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