Almost as if President Trump has read UKIP policies on energy

21 February 2018

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To The Editor,
Dear Sir/Madam,
I read with interest reports that President Trump's proposed budget was recommending cutting funds for renewable energy by up to a third.
It is almost as if he has read UKIP's policies on the topic!
I sit on the European Parliament's energy committee, (ITRE), so have a particular interest on this matter.
I recently spoke in Parliament on how we must achieve a balanced energy policy.
The EU Commission wants further help from Member States in meeting energy and climate targets. But what damage is being done trying to meet these artificial targets ?
The continued imposition by the Commission of never-ending objectives for emissions reductions is forcing the investment of vast amounts of money for activity that will have little or no effect on the climate. Global CO2 emissions will probably keep rising unaffected by these measures.
These policies are leading to a massive exit of industry and investment from EU countries to jurisdictions with lower environmental standards and could, ultimately, increase emissions of CO2. President Trump is reading from the same page it seems as he seeks to protect US interests.
Heavy industry including the cement, steel, aluminium and chemical sectors are moving factories and jobs out of the EU leading to a ‘leakage' of CO2 emissions without environmental benefits.
For our part, we need to stop this right now and have a balanced energy approach using methods which are competitive and work with industry not against it.
Yours faithfully,
Jonathan Bullock, MEP for the East Midlands.

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Another failure for Project Fear - MEP Jonathan Bullock says University figures again prove the Remain camp wrong

14 February 2018

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JONATHAN Bullock MEP has said the Remain camp has again been proven wrong after figures revealed the number of foreign students applying to UK universities has risen beyond 100,000 for the first time.

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