The EU can lecture me on greenery when they themselves stop wasting so much flying their parliament between two places for political expediency.
These people are not doing anything useful to address the problem, just something that can be spun as looking like it might be useful to people who are ignorant of the real effects. Carbon trading has just given large companies a windfall profit - there is no evidence that it causes an actual drop in emissions. Guess who pays for that.
I think the green lobby is largely to blame. For them, if it hurts the consumer it's good, whether it actually has any effect at all.
Mine's the hair shirt, thanks.