Noted children’s book author Robert Habeck, who is somehow also the German Minister of the Economy, turns out to know very little about his job or the industries he proposes to regulate. His gas surcharge scheme, conceived to keep the importer Uniper solvent in the face of skyrocketing prices, has now imploded and must be redrafted. It has emerged that, under his defunct proposal, many businesses not in danger of insolvency would have had a claim on the funds. This is probably because the bill was
I believe the current elected leadership sees the coming energy crunch as a feature, not a bug
They get their emissions reductions, and can blame Russia
Logically your scenario is very probable, and I believe it.
Emotionally,we are ill prepared. Every German under 80 years only has lived through affluent times. Very few of us can really imagine that this will ever end.
In a way, it would be the best if this will be a hungry winter without heating. We will finally understand the reality of our Energiewende, letting our economically policy be ruled by teenage girls, and making the Green party the strongest force in the country.
I'm sorry the German and European people will suffer in the cold this winter. I'm sorry that millions and millions around the world will die from starvation next year.
We will learn what happens when radical leftists globalists are given power over people; suffering and death.
this is the type of catastrophe that only centralized governments can create. It took centralization at the entire EU level to achieve this disaster. Congrats to the voters that support this!
The only real answer is decentralization. Secession, really.
A lot of lunatics make it to power in Germany, everywhere yes, but Germany especially. Is the German psyche predisposed to embracing such lunacy? At least it will be a virtuous and self righteous economic suicide, and that's all that really seems to matter anymore.
Fun fact: Germany has a natural gas contract with Russia until 2030 - "take or pay" principle. Means: Germany has to buy 40 billion cubic meters annually from Russia. Otherwise, Germany is still paying for gas it can't get and has to buy it elsewhere.
The Greens, worldwide, are typically havens for the most misanthropic and least well-informed politicians. Their fluff about saving the trees and oceans is disingenuous. They just like the opportunity to impose their wretched puritanism.
Indeed the silence on this is bizarre to say the least. Personally, I will be stocking up on food and basics. I also have a nice wood pile. 15 cubic metres of firewood. And cognac. I have cognac.
What happened to all the wind and solar power in Germany? Why on earth would they bring their country to a screeching halt, if they can continue to run their nuclear power stations. Why don’t they simply break with the eu and the USA’s sanctions on Russian oil if their citizens lives depend on it? This makes no sense. Why is no one talking about the USA and eu sanctions on Russian oil. Time to put a stop to that nonsense folks.
Anyone who believes the Klaus Schwab quote - You will own nothing and you'll be happy - has never read Damon Knight's story TO SERVE MAN.
Germany's decision to sacrifice its people to the Green Gods will lead to fighting in the streets.
It is telling that Russia, China and the USA do not have real energy crisis, just Europe at this time. the plan to destabilise the world may turn out to be a plan to just destabilise the small players and then the big three can rule the roost.
I am going long on fiddle futures.
One of our independent journalists here in canada wrote a piece calling out our authoritarian narcissistic useless PM and his total disregard for actually helping out Germany in her hour of need for energy.
I think this can be simply summarized as Europeans have grown soft and naive while living off the wealth that previous generations have obtained (both legally and through confiscation) while never having to defend themselves because the U.S. took care of that for them. They think they are special and can dictate to the rest of the world what is and is not important. They are mistaken.
I want to watch the show when all Germans turn on their electric heaters on the 15 of December and the oh-so-mighty-and-nicely-engineered grid melts down.
When EVs stay cozily in the garage, when ATMs do not spew eurocoins which have become useless anyway, the routers are down and you finally can read a good book with a candle and spend time with your kids, when these fleets of DHL fast delivery trucks are grounded.
Yes, I think I am longing for a Germany without electricity, but with a lot of happiness and flowers.
Smells like green spirit !
"Meanwhile, our lunatic Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who like Habeck also from the economic sabotage collective known as the Green Party, has spoken out against keeping our three remaining nuclear plants open beyond 2022. This would be “crazy” in her conception, because Germany has fought so long and invested so much in getting out of nuclear power. "
This is sooooo 100% Putin's fault!