Patrick Graichen, energy transition mastermind, former head of the vile Agora Energiewende think-tank, and powerful Staatssekretär to the German Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck, resigned his office Wednesday in disgrace. It is the first serious defeat to be dealt
If the Allies had ever imposed these restrictions on Germany after the world wars, Germans would be undestandably outraged.
But these are Germans doing this to Germany. Am I missing something here?
Went to graduate school with a young German lad. Wouldn't shut up about: 1. Marx 2. How fabulous Germany's Green Party will be with total power. I would ask him, "What's the difference?" Soon he'll be wearing a rainbow/trans/green/UN arm band organizing climate struggle sessions near Kiel for critical thinking boomers and Xers not smart enough to catch the ferry north, west, and then south, to Florida.
"Climate Change" is both a hoax and a scam
In the US, they would be pushing Graichen out with a golden parachute, promise changes will be made and then replace him with an identical, if not worse candidate who continues to push through catastrophic policies, rinse, recycle, repeat.
In my truly cynical moments - which are increasing in frequency - I sense that the only way these people will be stopped is by a physical revolt of the soon-to-be freezing, starving, unemployed citizenry.
Oh, and here's some green insanity in Scotland that appeared on my radar today. I can't tell if it's true but I wouldn't be surprised. The people will be cold but the windmills will be warm.
"Scotland’s wind turbines have been secretly using diesel generators."
What. A. Mess.
Whether you agree with Nuclear or not, it would solve the problem.
Photovoltaic panels have a lifespan.
80 M turbine blades have a lifespan.
How will these be disposed of, once they've reached end-of-life?
Cousin in Belgium made his house even more energy efficient than the govt required, sun panels and all. Then the govt no longer gave money to buy his excess energy, then they charged him to put it back, and if he was short, had to pay up like everyone else. Meanwhile his super efficient house costs a gazillion euros in upkeep. First hand knowledge is always best!
Our large Multi Family House has an ancient oil heating, it was built in 1983 by Viessmann. Works and works, it hasn't been repaired or serviced for 10 years now.
If that new Habeck law is passed, this oil burner will have to be replaced by a heat pump, which is NOT suitable for an 80 year old house such as ours.
I was always against the Greens but now I really really hate them. I am not sure I can remain civilized when I see campaigning members of this shit party in my city. I think I may spit into their faces, kick over their table and shout abuse at them.
The argument made by the Climate Cabal is based upon an application of the Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness by the argument made by a climate model under which an "abstract" event of the future for Earth's climate system is misrepresented to be a "concrete" event of the future, where an "abstract"
event of the future is "abstracted" (removed) from a location in time but a "concrete" event of the future would have such a location.
Engineer/Scientist/Public Policy Researcher
Los Altos Hills, California
They almost achieved their goals. The rot sits deep. It will be hard to roll back.
Only if Habeck falls, it would be an indication that there may be hope for sanity returning to German politics.
A retrospective or revisionist account of the Enron scandal from a Eugyppian perspective would be fascinating!
M le President is having les pieds froids aussi
But Blighty's deranged leadership is still forging ahead with the diastrous Net Zero lunacy, which, along with a refusal to do anything at all about mass migration, will probably finish us off, as we are sacrificed to fuel poverty, blackouts, 'managed demand', overcrowding, social unrest, immiseration , collapsing infrastructure and , my favourite-'sustainable development': the ultimate oxymoron beloved by HM the K and our assorted cabal of vested interests.
No doubt, the consideration of battery storage requirements in Germany follows the arithmetic embedded in this article:
"Price that out at current costs of Tesla-type lithium-ion batteries (~$150/KWH) and you will get around $10 trillion for California, $8.4 trillion for Australia, and $5.8 trillion for New York."
"These figures are in the range of triple total annual GDP for each of these jurisdictions, before you even get to the cost of the three-times overbuild of the generations system to account for charging of the batteries when the sun is shining and wind blowing."
Technology will develop better batteries that use fewer rare earth materials, have longer storage with more tolerance to extreme weather - in a few decades.
Greens are an "anti-humanist" cult that has engaged updated methods used in Mao's cultural revolution - C19 measures allowed the use of propaganda and force used in the last war and by Stalin.
Following "Green" policies is/will destroy western economies by removing cheap, efficient and plentiful hydrocarbon (gas is not a "fossil", neither is oil) fuel has reduced living standards in direct proportion to the heavy taxes on hydrocarbons plus the subsidies for the eye-sores of windfarm and solar panel plantations (that destroy all bio-diversity) PLUS all the extra transmission lines sprawling like tentacles.
Now factor in the embedding of poverty, disease and hunger into the third world by disallowing hydrocarbon usage (let alone the slave labour it takes to mine the rare earths like cobalt) and the damage caused by the "Green" cult demonstrates its "anti-humanist" impact.
There is no climate emergency - there is a cult emergency.
This societal stupidity of marching ourselves back to the stone ages is completely maddening. What is it going to take? 10,000 frozen dead grannies next January in a cold snap because the old timers didn't have the money to heat their homes, will that convince the normies that following the loony greens off the Cliff of NetZero Insanity was the dumbest thing ever?
Every time I talk to someone who advocates for NetZero, I tell them to go first. Get rid of your phone, turn off your power, don't eat anything you didn't grow in your closet, poop outside in the woods. Always a blank stare. What???
We are living amongst crazy people.
I often wish that reality were less dismal.