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The EU response to the US #IRA is rather pathetic. Its main element of matching #subsidies suggests a lack of a substantive industrial strategy. The national approach will not create a level playing field in Europe, even under the envisaged restrictions.…
The threat by #VW to build battery plants in the US and stop its plans for Europe very much looks like an attempt at blackmailing the German government for financial subsidies. This is a very concrete example of why the US IRA and the European response are so detrimental. …
The subsidy race does not improve innovation or competition, but rather implies a net transfer of taxpayer money to big companies. The EU should rather focus on improving conditions for private investment (infrastructure, R&D, deepen the single market).…
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1/ Waarom klimaat- en milieuvriendelijke #gascentrales superieur zijn aan #biomassacentrales als het gaat om #klimaat-impact en #vervuiling. Een draadje. 👇
2/ #Biomassacentrales worden vaak gepromoot als een "schone" energiebron, maar in werkelijkheid stoten ze aanzienlijke hoeveelheden #CO2 uit. Volgens een studie van de #EU stoten #biomassacentrales vaak zelfs meer #CO2 uit dan kolen- of gascentrales!
3/ Het kappen van #bomen voor #biomassa betekent ook dat er minder bomen zijn om #CO2 op te nemen. Bovendien kost het produceren van pellets of chips voor #biomassa veel energie en creëert het extra uitstoot van broeikasgassen.
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Uit een rapport vandaag gepubliceerd door 5 (inter)nationale milieuorganisaties blijkt dat grootste #certificeringsprogramma (SBP)voor houtkap niet voldoet aan de NL #duurzaamheidscriteria. Toch verstrekt de overheid miljarden aan #biomassasubsidies 1-5…
Nu blijkt dat SBP-certificering geen garantie is dat aan #subsidiecriteria wordt voldaan, dient NL overheid de subsidies voor #houtpellets door SBP gecertificeerd, stop te zetten en besluit om SBP te erkennen als #duurzaamheidsstandaard te heroverwegen.
#biomassa @RobJetten
De uitkomsten komen op een cruciaal moment: voorafgaand aan 1) EU vaststelling nieuwe duurzaamheidsrichtlijn in trilogen 7 februari; 2) NL parlementaire hoorzitting over biomassasubsidies 16 feb; 3) NL vaststelling #duurzaamheidskader dit voorjaar, @RobJetten #biomassa
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#Siionisti'en bravuuri on junailla #goyim'en tuhoa niiden omalla kustannuksella.
#WEF -ideologia lahtaa yritykset ...kaasulla.
#Gasgrid Imatra #Räikkölä vs. #Korsakov.
- Korsakov on #LNG -satamakaupunki #Venäjä'n 
#Sahalin'in alueella.… ImageImage
#India buying #Russian #crude oil is good economics, don’t bring #politics into it’ | Jan 12
- India is among the world's top crude oil importers. The Asian nation has been largely purchasing Russian oil…
#EUSanctions #Hoax #EnergyWar
#India’s breaking all records for buying #Russian #oil, but who is the surprise buyer? | Jan 15
- The #US Is Snapping Up Refined #PetroleumProducts From India Made From #RussianCrude Oil…
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Desperate response of CEO Drax Will Gardiner ⁦@ddwg⁩ to ⁦@BBC⁩ Panorama “Green scandal exposed” shows great opportunism. But repeating the so-called 'sustainability credo' of energy industry does not make industrial tree burning ‘green’ or ‘clean’ (2-8)
#biomass Image
Under current Brussels incentives for biomass in the RED, many Member States fund their energy companies to cut down and burn forests for energy production. Total financing amounted more than €20 billion. But the ability of forests to fulfill their functions as..3
.. a carbon sink, purifier of #air and water, and hotspot for #biodiversity are chronically undermined, as a result. In several Member States, #forests have become #carbon emitters as a result of this policy. #Sweden showed a loss of 18% of carbon storage in 1 year
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Strijd tegen biomassa bereikt hoogtepunt: dwz ‘erop of eronder voor onze #bossen

#biomassa@telegraaf⁩ ⁦@terugindepolder⁩ ⁦@alexanderbakkerImage
Gooit energiecrisis roet in het eten?
Behouden EU lidstaten recht om #bosverbranding te subsidiëren voor energie of gaat er een streep door deze #klimaatmaatregel? Die vraag ligt op tafel nu het @Europarl_NL Parlement gaat stemmen over nieuwe richtlijn
Op de 130 meter hoge koeltoren vd biomassa- en kolencentrale verschenen geprojecteerde teksten als ‘@RWE_NL grootste bomenverbrander in EU’ ‘Stem biomassa uit EU-richtlijn’.
Een internationale coalitie van bosbeschermers, aangevoerd door Comité Schone Lucht
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[thread] Are #energy #taxes and #subsidies in the #EU & #UK aligned with the stated #climate targets? If you ever wanted to know the answer, please check out a new book by Philip Booth and myself “Carbon Conundrum: How to Save Climate Change Policy from Government Failure” 1/n
#Climate change is real, it is caused by man-made emissions and – if unchecked – will impose huge costs. Sound policies may promote cost-effective emissions cuts; but ill-designed policies shall inflict unnecessary costs while not achieving the desired environmental targets 2/n
Energy is both taxed and subsidized. In principle, taxation should reflect negative externalities and subsidization should reflect positive externalities in order to align the private and social costs of using energy 3/n
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Verstrekte subsidies voor stook #biomassa worden (nog) niet ingetrokken. Dat zou ‘onfatsoenlijk bestuur’ zijn, aldus ⁦@RobJetten.
Centrale vraag: wat is eigenlijk onfatsoenlijk bestuur?
Stoppen of doorgaan met biomassastook?
EU parlement nu aan zet-2…
EU-burgers betalen miljarden aan #subsidies voor verbranden van bomen in elektriciteitscentrales onder EU richtlijn hernieuwbare energie. Maar houtverbranden voor #energie stoot meer #CO2 uit dan fossiele brandstoffen, en vernietigt onze bossen -3
#biomassa #bos #bomen
Omwille van de #luchtkwaliteit en natuur, moeten we bossen beschermen niet verbranden voor energie. Meer #bomen verbranden komt de #energiezekerheid vd EU niet ten goede omdat biomassacentrales in de EU al miljoenen tonnen bos importeren uit o.a Rusland, Oekraïne & VS
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On #PetroleumPrice hike:
#Fuel prices r giving headaches both to ppl & govt of #Pakistan. Former are finding it difficult to cope with #food & #fuel inflation; the later despite losing PDL & GST #revenue, finding it difficult to reduce the impact of expensive #fuel import
2/9) Quicker than expected increased demand for #energy amidst #Covid19 has triggered 🌎energy prices. coal 🇿🇦, Brent crude, & gas prices increased by 150%, 102% & 500% since Aug 2020.
3/9) Depreciation of value of #rupee against #US$ is also turning imported #fuel more expensive for us. But then artificially stabilising (thru SBP intervention) value of rupee has its own implications
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#Punjab #Budget 2021-22
(Want to understand)

1. #Cotton again missing like federal’s budget, so a four crops budget.
2. Development budget is Rs. 31.5 billion in today’s speech, last year speech had a bit higher number Rs. 31.7 billion. (Screenshots attached)
3. Rs. 100 billion agriculture transformation plan
4. Rs. 4 billion for #subsidies, mean Rs. 73 per acre. Rs. 28 billion for #Farm #Mechanization Innovation, last available agriculture census is 17 years old, how to estimate about spending how much on what machinery
with latest expensive sowing to harvesting machines in all the four crops government is focusing?
5. Rs. 10 billion for the making center for excillence of four crops Rice, Sugar, Wheat and Maize,
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These Lockdown months hv opened a window into a new world - Farms, Farmers & the Villages that are sandwiched between the wide Farms & Narrow rural roads.
A thread, some impressions. #Khet
It is the Kharif season - cash is king, cash crops is emperor.
The region has sown Soybean, Cotton & Lentil (Tur Dal). Tur dal is more of a space filler interspersed amongst the columns of the cash crops.
Soybean has a short cropping cycle. Much of the crop in this season has been destroyed or has got stunted due to poor quality seeds, unseasonal rains, or crop infections. #Khet
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The UK is lurching towards a ‘no deal’ #Brexit as @BorisJohnson refuses to compromise on State aid law.… @ShippersUnbound #StateAid #Subsidies
Worth noting this is a primarily ideological stance.

The Government doesn’t appear to have plans to shift to the UK economy to Scandinavian levels of State spending.

Quadrupling State aid would bring the UK on par with Germany (who, of course, are subject to the same rules). ImageImageImageImage
However don’t underestimate how ingrained a dislike of State aid regulation is amongst Boris Johnson’s inner circle.

I understand the most hardline voices on this subject have been the two Dominics (Cummings and Raab). This isn’t a recent position either.
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Canadians better #protest if Gov's give more #welfare to #frackingLNG! Arghh!
With few options to access capital, LNG proponents are asking the fed & prov gov's to help as part of an economic #stimulus pkg to re-start country’s economy following #COVID19…
So sick of this bullshit. Its abusive.…
Feds announce $275M for 'largest private sector investment in Canadian history' — Kitimat, B.C.'s LNG project…
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Perhaps obvious to climate nerds out there, but #IMF #fossilfuel #subsidies report has important implications for #carbonpricing THREAD
It’s VERY hard to take #carbonpricing seriously when #fossilfuel #subsidies create a countervailing negative price. /1
Beyond obvious enviro and econ damage, subsidies do not bode well for sub-national and regional pricing policies. Optimists point to local/subnat’l initiatives as sources of bottom-up approaches. Some of these will be limited by idiot federal policies like #subsidies /2
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