(This letter I have sent as a comment on the article published in The Financial Times today.) Sir, As a Member of the European Parliament and the lead negotiator of the Emissions Trading Backloading proposal (Draftswoman for the EPP Group in the European Parliament), I refer to your analysis on the reasons of the European […]
I appreciate that the EPP took a clear stance and decided to reject the Commission’s backloading proposal. On the eve of the upcoming elections our message to the citizens is that we want to create jobs for Europe, as well as a world that is, particularly in terms of environmental values, sustainable. We do not […]
Probably I am not the only one who has been wondering about the apparent contradictions that arise from the various climate positions. Meteorologists claim that global warming has made a slow-down and describe the current epoch as cooler. Hence, temperatures do not seem to be in line with the predictions of the greenhouse theory. At […]
EU Has to Stop its Climate Gimmickry PROFESSOR ATTE KORHOLA . EIJA-RIITTA KORHOLA MEP. The EU is not serious in its fight against climate change. If it were, it wouldn't merely shift emissions from one place to another but would instead focus its efforts to stop the emissions from growing globally. It would concentrate its […]
Word choices are interesting. When we hear the word “wind farm”, we associate it with something nice, even when we see twenty 150-metre high turbines sticking out of the landscape. If somebody spoke about a “power line farm” referring to high-voltage turbines rising as high as trees or about a ”nuclear power grove” referring to […]
Press release 14 January 2009 European Parliament calls for the removal of PMOI from the terror list In a resolution adopted today in the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, the Parliament strongly condemned the EU Council for not implementing several court decisions in favour of the Iranian main democratic opposition, the People's Mojahedin Organisation of […]
Dear Colleagues, Thank you for this opportunity to say something. I want to remind you that this is economically the most influential directive we have been legislating during this term. We are all united with the reduction target, there is no doubt about that. The question is how to do it. Here our methods differ.
Guest commentary Emission trading- the last chance to get it right By Eija-Riitta Korhola, Member of the European Parliament Among my colleagues, I have been called the launcher of the terms "windfall profit" and "carbon leakage". Though not true, I was the first to introduce these phenomena in the EU parliament at the beginning of […]
Eija-Riitta Korhola: Climate matters Continuing her series on energy and climate, Parliament Magazine editorial board member Eija-Riitta Korhola asks: Can the road from Kyoto to Hokkaido lead to success in Copenhagen?
Eija-Riitta Korhola, Climate Matters: Continuing her series on energy and climate, Parliament Magazine editorial board member Eija-Riitta Korhola asks, will the EUs climate measures push industry and jobs elsewhere? Despite the European Union having 23 official languages, when it comes to any one of our major issues, we always invent another one. Climate change is […]