Thursday, April 26

Huff and Puff

Well now, a recent study carried out by Professor John Whitelegg of the University of York has revealed that the European Union is responsible for producing 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, which is the equivalent to the greenhouse gases produced by 13,000 round-trip flights from London to New York.

The extra tons of CO2 is produced as a result of the transportation of MEPs and numerous support staff and officials from the EU Parliament building in Brussels to the duplicate building in Strasburg which is used for only twelve four-day sessions a year and stands empty for the rest of the time (barring security staff and cleaners).

So, while the MEPs huff and puff, be they ever so green or various shades of green, about ever more environmental regulation they might like to first consider putting their own parliamentary houses in order.

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