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Less is More

Here’s a write-up of Russia’s beautifully liberal concept of emissions reductions.  From The Guardian:

Russia plans to release 30 percent more greenhouse gases by 2020 under an emissions target scheme announced on Friday by President Dmitry Medvedev.

“Based on the current situation by 2020 we could cut emissions by about 10-15 percent,” Medvedev told Russian state television, according to a copy of his comments supplied by the Kremlin.

Arkady Dvorkovich, the Kremlin’s chief economic adviser, later clarified to Interfax news agency that the reduction would be from 1990 levels, before the Soviet Union fell and Russia’s heavy industry collapsed.