Northern Ireland Passes Law To Be Net Zero By 2050 Or Something

It’s fantastic that the target date is almost 30 years out, eh? Gives them plenty of time to say “we’re getting there!”

Climate change: New law in Northern Ireland aims for net zero by 2050

climate cowNorthern Ireland will soon have its first laws to tackle climate change after MLAs at Stormont passed new, specific legislation.

Agriculture and Environment Minister Edwin Poots had brought the bill.

It will include a target for net zero emissions by 2050 and the appointment of a climate change commissioner. (snip)

Northern Ireland has been the only part of the UK without climate legislation. (snip)

Mr Poots had originally proposed an 82% reduction in emissions by 2050.

But in February the assembly voted to amend that to a net zero target by the same date, saying it would bring Northern Ireland in line with other parts of the UK.

The bill also now includes legal provision for Just Transition – support for sectors to adjust without being unduly penalised.

It’s not actually much of a plan, just a bit political fluff and let’s put together some commissions to figure out how this will actually be done. Hire some commissioners at taxpayer expense. There are some base targets, and report stuff, carbon budgets, and proposals to come up with actual policies. Soon, they’ll get around to how they’ll take more money from citizens and control their lives.

And the required reduction in methane, a potent greenhouse gas mostly produced by agriculture, will be limited to 46% under the new laws, following an amendment brought by Mr Poots during an earlier stage of debate.

They’re damned sure not going to interfere with their cow and dairy industry, nor crops. Nor the exports on machinery. But, it’s some great climavirtue signaling.

Save $10 on purchases of $49.99 & up on our Fruit Bouquets at Promo Code: FRUIT49
If you liked my post, feel free to subscribe to my rss feeds.

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed

8 Responses to “Northern Ireland Passes Law To Be Net Zero By 2050 Or Something”

  1. Facts Matter says:

    It’s good that companies, countries and even individuals have a plan in place to combat their perceived Armageddon whatever that might be.

    The problem with Household budges, City, State and National Budgets is they literally have no plan to get from A to Z without causing steep pain.

    This is the same reason Most if not nearly all DIETS FAIL. People say I’m gonna jump on a tread mill and in their mind they are gonna become the next marathoner in a week. Instead of walking slow, and building up strength and stamina until perhaps they are a marathoner in a year or two. They grow weary, beg for a change, hang a blanket over the old Treadmill and go back to eating Ice Cream on the couch watching reruns of FRIENDS.

    The point is simple. Here is Biden and the left making fossil fuels excruciatingly painful for Americans and the world right now. They are drumming up a war with Ukraine. This war is intended to punish Russia to the extent that no one will buy his oil and gas which is a lie, since the pipelines are still flowing into the EU with DIRTY OIL and GAS and I mean literally dirty, not figuratively.

    No pain, no gain is an old saying used by your high school football coach. It does not apply in regards to Oil and gasoline. There is time to transition away from fossil fuels and still have enough oil to not bankrupt every middle class family in America and make it impossible for any lower income people to even consider an automobile.

    They do not make enough EV’s to cover the AGW whackos wet dream. Real Pain. Real Gain. That’s how they look at it as they climb on their electric train in downtown Whereever or jump on their bicycle and scoot around town with the gusto of a 20 year old, all the while ignoring the 50-60-70-80 year olds that can do none of that and now SENIORS have to consider how they are going to eat, never mind buying gasoline.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The increasingly strident FM: They (Biden and leftists) are drumming up a war with Ukraine.

      Perhaps strident is wrong, perhaps dishonest or wrongheaded is right.

      Vladimir Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine. No one else. President Biden and the leftists are not at war with Ukraine; Putin’s Russia IS at war with Ukraine.

      The wrong-headed FM: Biden and the left making fossil fuels excruciatingly painful

      A US president does not determine the price of crude oil, principally OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) does, but there are other factors. These countries control most of proven reserves and can cheaply produce oil for export. non-OPEC producers (North America, Russia, North Sea) have become more important. But Saudi Arabia could cut the price in half if they wished as they produce at a fraction of capacity. Why the run up in price that started in spring 2020? Like most commodities, crude oil prices respond to supply and demand. In addition, crude oil and gas futures are the largest component (>25%) of the commodities markets (precious metals, grains, livestock, other metals, etc). Some get richer with the run up in crude, many get poorer.

      BTW, global warming is real according to everyone on Earth except for the American conservatives, so yeah, we need to transition from fossil fuels to renewables and nucular power.

      • Jl says:

        By the way, warming in and of itself is irrelevant. It would be the cause and alleged effects that would matter. The alleged effects are only assumptions, and those assumptions are continually pushed into the future.

      • Dowd is FAKE NEWS says:

        Dowd attacks the purveyor of a message and then proceeds to make stuff up.

        OPEC does not set the price of anything Moron. The market establishes the price. Do you think OPEC would let oil fall to 40 dollars a BBL IF they SET the PRICE Themselves?

        He then pretends opps supply and demand. Gotta get that past my communist lips and onto the keyboard so I don’t sound like AOC.

        Reality is a bitch. The reality is that oil is purchased with future contracts. The reason oil runs up in price when key events happen is that Alcoa Aluminum wants to know WHAT they are paying in fuel prices 90 days from now. So the price they bid is a contract to deliver said oil in 90 days at XXX price they bid Today. Because in 90 days the price might be double what it is today.

        What Determines Oil Prices? – Investopedia
        Jul 02, 2008 · The price of oil as we know it is actually set in the oil futures market. An oil futures contract is a binding agreement that gives one the right to purchase oil by the barrel at a predefined ..

        Companies want stability. Dowd quite clearly is just more interested in Calling The other guy a liar while at the same time Lying himself.

        Only on the internet and Dowds mind.

  2. Dana says:

    Their country, they can do whatever they like!

    Me? I like the idea of all other nations impoverishing their citizens by going net zero, and the United States burning all the fossil fuels we can!

  3. Professor hale says:

    Another bunch of politicians posing about how some people in the future will solve their problems.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Agriculture and Environment Minister named POOTS wants a reduction in methane!

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. Jl says:

    Northern Ireland? We’re saved!

Pirate's Cove