Despite recent geopolitical turmoil, Russia's National ESG Alliance remains committed to "environmental, climate and social initiatives"
Phew. What a relief.
ah yes a tax. that will appease the weather gods
Will all Russians "Own nothing and be Happy?
Russian music videos often feature cars being driven badly. Given the way they are driven, the cars are implausibly shiny.
You missed a great opportunity, Riley, to write "A human scum-machine" under the last photo of this article,
ESG, Net Zero, Carbon Credits, Carbon Trading are just more Financialization of Carbon Speculation Frauds like their previous one called Cap & Trade which did zip to reduce emissions but made $billions for grifters like Al Gore. In fact before their institution after the Kyoto Accords in 1997, emissions increased from 1.5%/yr for the previous 24 yrs to 2.2%/yr for the subsequent 19 yrs, including the depression that began in 2007. A total failure. Just another wealth transfer of $trillions from the poor & middle class to the uber-rich. Government guaranteed profiteering.
If they REALLY cared about emissions (hint: they don't), they would institute the Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee & Dividend advocated by the most honest, uncorrupted climate scientist, Jim Hansen. The CF&D penalizes the energy hog rich and rewards the energy frugal middle class & poor while eliminating preferential subsidies, mandates and exemptions given to the political favorites wind & solar. They are favorites because they cost $trillions but do zip to reduce fossil consumption, apart from causing energy poverty --> reduced emissions.
After over $4 trillion spent worldwide on wind & solar, combustion fuels remain @ 90% of World Primary energy, unchanged before that massive rampup done in the past 10yrs. The ESG scam artists tout efficiency but totally ignore that wind & solar are the epitome of an inefficient electricity supply. They ignore all the huge energy inefficiency losses that intermittent wind/solar cause i.e.: Curtailment? No. Overbuild? No. Cycling Inefficiencies? No. Economic forcing of low efficiency diesel & OCGT instead of high efficiency supercritical coal, CCGT & hydro? No. Long distance 3-10X oversized transmission? No. Extremely low EROI (energy return on invested). No. High materials inputs, >20X nuclear/gas/coal? No. Vast losses of productive land, >300X nuclear/gas/coal. No. Huge waste recycling energy cost? No. Creating 2 grids which must run in parallel? No. Vast embodied energy in battery storage. No. 70% energy losses of hydrogen backup/storage. No. And yet these same Grifters get paid huge credits for "Energy Efficiency" projects. What a Scam.
It's through buying credits from these giant industrial wind and solar, bird munching, Eco-destructive installations that Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Google/Alphabet have achieved the top 5 on the ESG top 500 list. Like one unit of solar energy is a direct replacement for one unit of coal energy. It's all nonsense. This marketing of wind & solar credits shows an almost total lack of understanding of grid architecture. They have NEGATIVE environmental value. That's right they actually increase grid emissions. And Tesla (since Musk is not a good Neoliberal stooge) is not on the ESG top 500 list but Exxon is at #8. ESG is Scam Central.
We need a climate change initiative: the climate created by the real white supremacy in Davos and in our Ivy leagues is oppressive, exploitative and totally wrong headed, messing around with the actual genetics of life as if they were gods. I'm totally down for climate change. Love the earth so much and love all her diversity, human and otherwise so much that I want to change the climate controllers and have us come together as a loving humanity to plant gardens and open up all the secret tech to allow us to live off Tesla free energy without weaponizing, with peace and kindness in every heart.
Belarus has the same sustainable development brainwashing UN funded organizations. The EU wants to ban production of ALL petrol cars by 2035. (BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche are NOT too happy about that). Russia and Belarus government officials unfortunately play along even though a million useless masks and injection needles fill up the landfills. What is said in forums is totally different than what is happening in reality on the ground.
Sustainable development sounds like a good concept HOWEVER that concept has been hijacked with doublespeak definitions, double standards, unrealistic proposals, and a hidden agenda of QR code digital ID social credit score of what is bought and sold. Zerohedge has a short good article about it> https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/davos-reveals-building-blocks-green-social-credit-system
>Monitor travel routes and methods and “reward” users for making the “correct choice”.
>Can track an individual’s “carbon footprint”, including what they eat and where.
>Have users “earn points” for “earth-friendly habits”.
It is admirable how the global "elites" are working to take their profit of a gas which nobody can see and a rate of 0.04% in atmosphere.
In Germany everything goes very well with an annually growing CO2-tax for the people.
Got UN SDG Agenda 2030? "A rose by any name..."
Even THEY don't know how the hell it works, or how to make it work... LOL - LOL - LOL - LOL... Perfect. Big smile. It's going down.
What a horrow. Finland be aware.
I believe you shoot a bit above target when you don't mention Sberbank’s senior vice president for ESG by name in this article, and not just in my case. ;)
Putin will save us from the globalists!
Since I think that Klaus schwab's short interview was done by a French, telling from the accent of the interviewer, I am not sure the international audience will hear it:
Of course, I know, every body here know that all already, and the reach of who they got...
Is ESG the new pc word for MSG?