Brits bedrijfsleven vreest verlies 1,5 miljoen banen door Europees energiebeleid

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  • zaterdag 16 augustus 2014
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  • Groen bevlogenen zien duurzame energie als banenmotor. De werkelijkheid is anders.

    Geplaatst door Hans Labohm op 15 augustus, 2014 
    In 'Het hardnekkige sprookje van groenen banen' schreef ik eerder dat 'groen' geen banen schept, maar juist vernietigt. De Britse industrie luidt daar nu de noodklok over.
    Onder de titel, 'EU green energy laws 'put 1.5m UK manufacturing jobs at risk’', rapporteert Emily Gosden in de Britse 'Telegraph':
    Eurosceptic group blames Brussels for up to 9pc of costs on manufacturers' energy bills 
     
    The report says that the cost of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, and the Renewables Obligation (RO), a UK subsidy scheme for wind farms and other green technologies, together account for 9pc of energy bills for manufacturers.
    Green policies imposed by Brussels are endangering 1.5m UK jobs by saddling manufacturers with high energy costs, an influential group of business leaders has warned.
    A report published on Wednesday by Business for Britain (BfB), a Eurosceptic lobby group, says that EU policies are to blame for up to 9 per cent of costs on energy bills for industrial companies and warns this could rise to 16 per cent by 2030.
    Manufacturers are now considering moving their operations to countries where energy is cheaper, risking “devastating” job losses in the UK, it warns.
    More than 1.5m people are employed in energy-intensive industries, such as metals, ceramics and glass, with 363,000 of those in direct employment and therefore deemed to be at “high risk”.
    The report says that the cost of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, and the Renewables Obligation (RO), a UK subsidy scheme for wind farms and other green technologies designed to hit EU renewables targets for 2020, together account for 9pc of energy bills for manufacturers. ...
    Opting out of the existing renewables target could see manufacturers’ bills fall by up to 7 per cent, the report claims, although its authors do not explain how this would happen. Most of the RO costs already on bills are for projects that have already been promised they will be paid the subsidies for at least a decade.
    The report estimates that the total costs to the UK economy of policies that help meet EU energy laws could be as much £93.2bn. Its authors said this was based on adding up the net impact figures from UK government impact assessments. This includes policies implemented since the 1970s, and includes the lifetime costs and benefits of some policies extending several decades from now.
    Lees verder hier.
    Hoe zou het komen dat dergelijke geluiden niet in Nederland zijn te horen? Zit men hier soms te suffen?









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