Don't know what it will cost, or what it will achieve
Andrew Bolt chats to Jill Duggan, from the directorate-general for climate action at the European Commission, who says the opposition here to a carbon dioxide tax is "slightly bizarre" when Europe has no problem with its own price on carbon dioxide. Really, I ask, with European unemployment at 10 per cent and growth at just 1.6 per cent? So I ask this salesman of the EU emissions trading scheme the two basic questions everyone should ask of anyone selling anything: how much does it cost, and what will it do? How many billions will Europe spend on this scheme to cut its emissions by 20 per cent by 2020, and by how much will that cut the world's temperatures by 2100? The interview suddenly goes very pear-shaped for one of us - and is a stunning indictment of the EU's foolishness. The question about job losses caused by Europe's green schemes goes no better.
- We play a grab from an interview with the head of Britain's electricity network who outlines the likely result there of the green policies Duggan supports - power only when the wind blows, and not when you need it.
Listen here. About two thirds of the way in.