By Staff Report – June 16, 2014
EU Eco Chief Threatens British Press Over Opposition to EU Energy Directives … The EU’s energy commissioner has threatened politicians and journalists who campaign against his eco-policies, accusing them of stirring “anti-EU sentiment” and warning them that their opposition to his EU energy-savings directives will “not be taken lightly.” Günther Oettinger, a German career politician who has been in charge of energy policy at the European Commission since 2010, yesterday circulated a letter to national energy ministers complaining that his so-called “eco-design” policies have been under attack in Britain and Germany, where politicians and journalists have been fighting EU interference in every domestic appliance from washing machines to televisions to ventilation systems. – Breitbart
Dominant Social Theme: Global warming exists and any other perspective is incorrect … and illegal!
Free-Market Analysis: Western officials are increasingly willing to make threats in support of elite dominant social themes. Not surprisingly, we’re seeing this sort of behavior as regards global warming.
There is no doubt that warmist sentiment is waning in the West but this does not mean its official backers are willing to give up the dream of regulating “carbon” – and thus basically controlling global energy consumption.
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