CO2 Handel here, a leading German web portal promoting climate alarmism, renewable energy and climate protection, today has announced it is “forced to discontinue operating effective the end of this month“, citing they were unable to secure financing.
The CO2-Handel site is operated by “KlimAktiv® Consulting GmbH“, an “independent consulting company in the field of energy and emissions management“.
According to its website, KlimAktiv is “supported by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Protection, Construction And Reactor Safety (BMUB) and is an UNFCCC approved NGO and observer of the World climate negotiations.” A number of the KlimaAktiv partners are listed here.
Not surprisingly the CO2 Handel site almost always presented reports promoting alarmism, the virtues of renewable energy, and the evils of fossil fuels.
Norbert Schmid und Stephan Schunkert of CO2 Handel write that the web portal began in 2005 as an “indefatigable fellow campaigner for climate protection” and that they “confidently look ahead, however, to the coming year and a global climate treaty in Paris“.
But the optimism seems to end there. Schmid und Schunkert write that in the early days they had been confident that CO2 emissions trading would play “an important role in national and international climate protection”, but reluctantly admit today: “These developments are taking place very slowly, if at all. Emissions trading in Europe is ailing.”
The end of CO2-Handel may be a sign that hard times are in the pipeline for the financing of global warming activism in Germany.