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“Dirty” Secret About Clean Wind Energy: It Doesn’t Reduce CO2 Emissions in EU, Yet

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The booming business in wind and new “renewables” has got Europe all fired up, especially Germany, a world leader in wind-energy production. Its promise is regularly touted in a blaze of publicity.

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Tymoshenko Victorious in Gas Wars

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The only winner in the recent energy standoff between Russia and the Ukraine was Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is now viewed as having wrested the least-bad deal for Ukraine in her bargaining with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

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Economic Crisis Triggers Police Backlash Against Illegal Immigrants in Spain

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Police in Madrid have been assigned secret quotas of the number of illegal immigrants to arrest – apparently aimed at responding to Spain’s rising unemployment, according to the Financial Times. The country’s main industry, construction, has been hard hit by a real-estate collapse and its ranks reportedly contain many “undocumented” workers from North Africa, eastern Europe and Latin America.
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Global Economic Meltdown Fells Latvia's Government - Will Other EU Leaders Also Fall Victim to Violent Social Uprisings

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The Latvian Prime Minister, Ivars Godmanis, has resigned under popular pressure and violent protests against his center-right coalition government. The collapse of his government fits a pattern that started in Iceland, where the government fell last month as a result of social unrest due to the impact of the economic recession.

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