Richard Wellings writes for EU Fresh Start

EU environmental policies are already having a significant negative effect on the British economy. They are piling costs on businesses and households and acting as a major obstacle to desperately needed growth and recovery.

In this context, one of the most worrying features is the intransigence of EU elites. Despite the most severe downturn for generations, there is little evidence of a change of direction; little appreciation of how environmentalism is hastening European decline.

Instead green infrastructure investment is seen as the answer to the crisis. Apparently it will create jobs and drive recovery.

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