Tuesday, November 22, 2005

How's that Kyoto thing going?

Ireland's not unique among EU states in failing to meet its Kyoto commitments.
Eleven of the fifteen old member states have reported emissions going up instead of down since 1990, with huge increases seen in Spain (41.7%), Portugal (36.7%), Greece (25.8%), Ireland (25.6%), Finland (21.5%) and Austria (16.5%).
The US exceeded its Kyoto targets by 13.3%.

The UK turned in the best performance in emissions reduction in the EU (can ignore Germany, which 'benefited' from E. Germany's emissions levels). And, yet, the UK won't make its Kyoto targets.

Kyoto is dead - deader than the EU Constitution, which is actually far from dead as far as the bureaucrats are concerned.