The green phenomenon is also making its way among the leaders in Brussels. This time it is the turn of the vice president of the European Commission, responsible for the Green Deal, Frans Timmermans: "Not using energy is the cheapest energy", the bureaucrat specified, justifying the sky-high prices, cause inflationary pressure and energy crisis, in an ecological transition function.
For us Italians, unfortunately, this is not the first statement in this regard. A few days ago, indeed, we have reported the recent words of the CEO of the Bank of Italy, Luigi Federico Signorini, according to which rationing - and the consequent increase in prices - must not "lose their usefulness in accelerating the energy transition". The goal must be to raise prices, precisely "to achieve our long-term climate transition goals". A truly unusual version, especially if these words are read by families or businesses on the pavement, torn apart by two years of pandemic e, today, from the crisis resulting from the war between Russia and Ukraine.
In short, padel courts for a part of the Brussels - and Rome - summits, cycle paths and an eco-sustainable world are more important than the productive world, as well as the economic survival of millions of families. The current gas crisis risks destabilizing the weakest social groups on the continent? Don't worry, however, all this remains good for the green world. To want to see, for our elites, the popular need is less than the ecological battle. A questionable choice to say the least, at least for the writer.
But it doesn't stop there. Returning to the focus of the speech, according to Timmermans, the two starting points of the European Union must be "efficiency and renewable energy" to combat climate change. And energy saving will remain "the strong point to fight" this change. In the face of those who thought of a nice coordinated plan of energy self-sufficiency.
To the new European environmental catechism, Camilla Conti's new scoop is added, in the newspaper La Verità, which reported how, for the Bank of Italy, the reduction of our GDP by 2100 it is due precisely to the climate. But not the latter itself, rather to dirt, polluter being a human being who is contaminating it: because of our productive actions, over the next eighty years, there will be damage to tourism, to school education and agriculture. And the leaders of Brussels seem to have run for cover.
It's not a casuality, indeed, the presentation of next year's Green Deal program, where the EU has codified new rules from a real ethical state. Between these, in the name of environmentalism, we also find the absolute ban on raising animals in cages by the deadline of 2027, year beyond which prompt sanctions will be triggered, in case of denial of the constraint. This is the usual environmental catechism, which also involved the automotive world: petrol and diesel cars can no longer be produced since 2035. And here comes the gift to the Chinese engine, which for years has been focusing all its strength on the electric. In short, it seems that our leaders in Brussels are working hard, In any way, to make life easier for the Chinese giant; that, coincidentally, the green cares highly. Unlike ours.