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Delingpole: Coronavirus Is Killing the European Unionís Carbon Trading Market
Breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/2020 | James Delingpole

Posted on 04/08/2020 10:56:22 AM PDT by rktman

Finally, some good Coronavirus news: the pandemic has caused the collapse of Europe’s carbon trading market.

According to Recharge News:

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned Europe’s carbon price upside down, with prices dropping by 40% since early March when they were still trading at about €24 ($26) per metric ton, analyst IHS Markit said.

The current trading levels of between €16-18 per metric ton are roughly two thirds of the level of the high of 2019 of €29 per metric ton.

“This is a perfect storm for Europe’s carbon market, and it may well lead to some challenging questions about its role in Europe’s decarbonisation strategy once the COVID-19 crisis has passed,” said IHS Markit director Coralie Laurencin.

The collapse of the carbon trading market is, of course, an entirely predictable consequence of the Europe-wide slump caused by government lockdown policies. Even before the lockdown, trade unions in Europe were warning that the EU’s proposed Green Deal would endanger 11 million jobs. Post-Coronavirus, ostentatious greenery looks like a luxury that not even the profligate, socialistic EU can afford.

When businesses are in trouble one of the first things they do is seek to slash unnecessary costs. And what could be more unnecessary than a levy imposed on business which serves no useful practical purpose except as a form of state-orchestrated virtue-signalling designed to show concern about climate change?

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: agw; carbon; carboncredits; ecowankers; gorons
Ho Lee Krapsticks. I knew this 'hole' thing was serious but now the carbon trading market in the 'yewwwww' is at risk? Oh noesssss! Whatever shall we do? The ERF is doomed! And 'decarbonization strategy"? How much did someone get paid to develop that?
1 posted on 04/08/2020 10:56:22 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Yeaaaaaaaa!


2 posted on 04/08/2020 10:59:56 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (My mind is wandering, and I'm following it!)
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To: rktman

Good news at Breitbart?!

Perhaps they’re setting up to cash in on another “mini” market crash.


3 posted on 04/08/2020 11:02:47 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: rktman

Best news I’ve heard this week.


4 posted on 04/08/2020 11:31:44 AM PDT by BuffaloJack ("Security does not exist in nature. Everything has risk." Henry Savage)
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To: rktman

Alas for a nearly perfect scam. People claiming fictional authority selling their permission to do what you’re going to do anyway. As con games go, that’s genius.


5 posted on 04/08/2020 11:35:36 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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Where is the little Swedish dwarf?


6 posted on 04/08/2020 11:40:02 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: rktman

Good news alert.


7 posted on 04/08/2020 11:48:11 AM PDT by Luke21
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8 posted on 04/08/2020 12:21:13 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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