Comments on: Europe’s re-industrialisation agenda: A green policy U-turn? https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/linksdossier/europe-s-re-industrialisation-agenda-a-green-policy-u-turn/ EU news and policy debates across languages Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:05:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: ge041075 https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/linksdossier/europe-s-re-industrialisation-agenda-a-green-policy-u-turn/#comment-296996 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:20:41 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=858929#comment-296996 Pigou tax on pollution or border carbon taxes are allowed by the WTO. Same for social dumping. De-industrialisation was not a question of pollution or lack of productivity. It just due to wrong political choices.

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By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/linksdossier/europe-s-re-industrialisation-agenda-a-green-policy-u-turn/#comment-296994 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:12:49 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=858929#comment-296994 The usual bullshit from BussEuro (lost any more members this week.?) Elec’ is but a small part of any companies overall costs & in any case, there are plenty of ways to be more energy efficient. The EU should focus on innovative process and products & if competition from other countries due to low prices is such a problem then border carbon taxes are the answer.

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By: ge041075 https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/linksdossier/europe-s-re-industrialisation-agenda-a-green-policy-u-turn/#comment-296991 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:11:42 +0000 http://www.euractiv.com/?p=858929#comment-296991 That’s not the real tradeoff. Closing factories to open others in China has no impact on climate change. It’s just a question of choosing where we want to pollute. For now we prefer to pollute in China. We do not need softer climate policies to fuel ‘industrial renaissance’. We just need a pigou tax on pollution (imcluded on imported goods). That way can keep our environment policies and have a fair competition.

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