Nordic countries join Obama in agreement to keep global poor in the dark

Via Offical Wire:

The Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Finland, Republic of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, and the United States of America reaffirm our deep partnership based on shared fundamental values including our commitment to democracy, human rights, respect for the rule of law, and economic freedom. We continue to deepen our collaboration on important shared global priorities, including climate change and clean energy, the Arctic, a strong, open multilateral trading system, emerging security challenges, global development and humanitarian assistance, and Europe’s regional economic and security environment. This evening, we have come together at a defining moment in the transatlantic relationship to discuss our long-term goals in each of these areas and agree to take concrete steps to achieve those goals…

As part of our commitment to accelerating the transition to low-carbon energy systems worldwide, the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden will join the United States in ending public financing for new coal-fired power plants overseas, except in rare circumstances…

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  1. A great chance for the Chinese to move in and provide them – expanding their agreements to extract minerals while expanding their political influence.

  2. If the Chinese build those plants to Chinese specs, I’m betting the plants give off plenty of real pollution. On the plus side, they’ll likely buy Aussie and Western US coal, so we’ve got that going for us.
    Sheesh. Keeping the poor miserable. What kind of stewardship is that?


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