Green police set to destroy British economy

Imagine groups of inspectors – in green jackets no less – visiting your business and demanding immediate access to the electric meter, gas bills and other energy consumption details.

Their goal of course, will be to ensure your business stays in compliance with carbon trading rules, and does not emit too much carbon into the atmosphere. The inspectors would collect data on site and directly from energy companies who provide services to the company.

As you spew pollution into the atmosphere, you’ll need to pay a tax to this agency who will put all of the money into a fund that will be redistributed at the end of the tax cycle. Since shame is the only thing that will work for these green-jacketed economy-killing thugs, your carbon pollution will be compared to other companies in an annual report.

It’s happening this coming year in the U.K.

Decked out in green jackets, the enforcers will be able to demand access to company property, view power meters, call up electricity and gas bills and examine carbon-trading records for an estimated 6,000 British businesses. Ed Mitchell, head of business performance and regulation at the Environment Agency, said the squad would help to bring emissions under control. “Climate change and CO2 are the world’s biggest issues right now. The Carbon Reduction Commitment is one of the ways in which Britain is responding.”

So, what will this effort result in?

  1. Higher prices for all goods and services.
  2. Economic slowdown.
  3. Companies will move manufacturing to countries where they do not have to deal with green-jacketed inspectors.
  4. Less innovation, less investment dollars available.

This carbon-trading, cap-and-trade crap is simply a way to create a commodity trading business for a commodity that does not exist. Follow the money folks.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.

1 Comment

  1. Dimsdale on July 6, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    So green is the new brown?

    Coming to a continent near you! (now you know why they took away all of their guns….).

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