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Four Flaws With the EU’s New Climate Plans

Pieter Cleppe points out four flaws with the EU’s new climate plans on RealClearEnergy.

The C3 Take
  • The EU’s climate plans have several flaws including using government-heavy approaches to reduce emissions, levying taxes that hurt the poor, and having the government pick technology winners and losers.
  • As we have seen in the United States and across the world, economic freedom creates a cleaner environment.
  • Rather than increasing taxes and regulations, the EU should look to free markets to address climate change.

“Despite all the evidence that nuclear power is CO2 neutral, the Commission refuses to acknowledge this reality. This denialism is the result of pressure by Germany, which decided to shut down all its nuclear plants, a policy that has driven energy prices in that country to record levels while also supporting the coal-energy sector.”

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