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Hedegaard's record of siding with big business lobbies should be reason for concern
The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) – an EU-based fossil fuel industry group funded, in part, by the European tax payer – is in Copenhagen to promote the role of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in an agreement on climate change. This article looks at how ZEP has used public money to lobby for subsidies in the EU - and how it is pushing for support on an international scale.
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The EU has cultivated an image of being a leader in the fight against climate change at UN climate summits. But as the UN talks in Copenhagen get underway, a closer look at the EU's climate policy reveals fundamental failings. This article looks at how lobbying on the EU's flagship climate policy - the Emissions Trading Scheme has secured the right for dirty industry to carry on polluting for free. The most polluting industries, including chemicals, cement and steel, have secured free permits to pollute for at least the next decade, effectively underming the basis
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