ECI admissible : "We must stop wasting billions euros on ineffective, harmful and unilateral climate policy" says Jacek Kurski
A green light for the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) has been given by the European Commission to the proposal to Suspend the 2009 EU Climate and Energy Package (excluding energy efficiency clauses) and further climate regulations until a climate agreement is signed by major CO2 emitters - China, USA, and India.
The EU plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and to increase the use of renewable energy by 2020. MEP Jacek Kurski (Solidarna Polska, EFD Group) explains why the EFD Group in the European Parliament supports one of the first ECI which main objectives are : 1. To stop EU climate policy wasting hundreds of billions of euros on ineffective unilateral action on the climate at a time of economic crisis. 2. To stop carbon leakage - export of jobs and businesses to developing countries without climate legislation. 3. To make fuel and energy cheaper, increase employment and reduce fuel poverty. This will increase social cohesion and reduce social exclusion. 4. To increase energy security by allowing Member States to use their own natural energy resources.