ENGO’s like Greenpeace paid by U.N. to lobby on behalf of “Green Industry”!!!!!

Posted: June 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ideological money laundering

This is a guest post by Ben Pile, of Climate Resistance fame.

June 16/2011

As everybody now knows, the headlines from the IPCC WGIII report on renewable energy appear to have been written by Greenpeace. When the Summary for Policy Makers was published last month, I and many others noted the role of Greenpeace, and indeed the extent to which the SPM’s authors were involved in the renewable energy industry. Steve McIntyre’s discovery has caused criticism  of the IPCC’s incautiousness at letting such overt agendas near its evidence-making for policy-makers – even from the green camp. But there is more to this story……………………

……………..The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), who were co-authors along with Greenpeace of the report underlying the IPCC’s most extreme scenario, claim to be an “umbrella organisation of the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations…EREC represents an industry with an annual turnover of EUR 70 billion and providing over 550.000 jobs”……………………………….

……………….Many have questioned the IPCC’s credibility for allowing an NGO with such a naked political agenda as Greenpeace to influence its statements and advice. But the problem here is far deeper. Trade associations are not only lobbying for their members’ interests, they are being paid to lobby the EU to lobby in favour of the policies it has already determined it wants. It pays them also to set the parameters of its policies, and to suggest means by which they can be delivered. At the same time, the EREC publishes research that benefits the EU’s preferred policies at the global, intergovernmental level. And this research seemingly has the backing of a non-governmental organisation, Greenpeace, which prides itself on taking no money from business or government.

The next question to ask is this… Can an organisation that represents commercial enterprises really offer governmental organisations impartial advice? …………………………The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), boasts 600 member organisations across the EU. Yet these members seem to be so tight-fisted that the EU gave the EWEA €1.8 million so that its “lobbying activities” would continue to “help create a suitable legal framework within which members can successfully develop their businesses.” 

……………………..It is no surprise that the EU and governments, spurious quasi-autonomous organisations and NGOs are in cahoots. It has long been known that organisations such as Friends of the Earth and WWF are paid by the EU to lobby the EU in favour of the policies that the EU wants. And it is no surprise that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change takes research that benefits the agendas of governments. ……………….

……………READ COMPLETE STORY HERE:

 

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  1. […] Warming BS!  Now that the IPCC has been caught in it’s second Climategate fiasco by having Greenpeace write their agendas the Environmental Non Governmental Organizations must “ramp up” the disiater scenarios […]

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