Friday, 21 December 2007

The European Union and the Environment

I'm a strong supporter of the European Union. If you are not, fair enough, we differ in opinion - that's the way of the world.

I've lived my whole life in a relatively stable peaceful country, in a generally peaceful continent - and I attribute this in large part to the European Union. Europe historically has been at war with itself almost constantly for centuries but no more.

Anyway this is digressing.

The EU has announced limits of greenhouse gas emissions on car manufacturers and the aviation industry. Okay they are not are stringent as they might be - I would be in favour of setting the car industry a date to achieve zero emissions, with a reducing limit each year until the zero - but it's a good .

Now they need to keep pushing it or our future will suffer.

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