(just like the Czech Republic). We’ll supply you with gas now too.
France starts sending natural gas directly to Germany – Technical adjustments were necessary as the single pipeline between the two countries was originally intended only to deliver gas (from Russia) from Germany to France.
If you haven’t noticed, Germany’s Green doesn’t stink.
Fun fact for you CO2 fans out there: The Germans generate 10 tons of CO2 per capita per year (some call it the “Carbon Footprint”), the nuclear-friendly French only do 6.
Or at least I assume that’s what these people have been doing.
Otherwise they wouldn’t have glued themselves to the road with it. Am I right or am I right?
“It’s absolutely crazy to stick yourself to the road with superglue,” admits Lina Schinkoethe.
So that’s precisely what she then proceeds to do. Stay away from this stuff, kids.
German Climate Activists Aim to Stir Friction with Blockades – Schinkoethe is part of a group called Uprising of the Last Generation that claims the world has only a few years left to turn the wheel around and avoid catastrophic levels of global warming.
That means ban. The only thing the German Green party does well. And they do it with vehemence. And constantly.
Germany to support EU plans for 2035 ban on new fossil-fuel cars, says environment minister – Germany plans to vote in support of a European Union package that would effectively ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2035, said the environment minister on Tuesday.
“If the package includes what the Commission suggested, banning cars that emit carbon dioxide from 2035, then we will vote in support,” Environment Minister Steffi Lemke told broadcaster ZDF.
Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) said at an event hosted by Germany’s BDI industry association last week that the German government would not agree to the plan.
Maybe this latest climate conference will finally “save the planet” for once already. Maybe. Try 26 and counting.
Or maybe fewer and fewer doomed planet dwellers are interested in taking part in this mass psychosis* anymore. Maybe. Nah. There’s certainly no maybe about that.
How the Worst Can (Maybe) Still Be Averted – The Glasgow climate summit could be the key to limiting the damage of climate change, but its success will depend on the host country’s ability to bring guest nations together – and on the willingness of China and the U.S. to overcome their deepening rivalry.
*A mass psychosis is an epidemic of madness and it occurs when a large portion of a society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions.
Renewables can’t generate enough energy. In Germany or elsewhere. The German “transition to renewables” isn’t doomed because it’s being done wrong. It’s doomed because our civilization can’t return to pre-modern life. Now, nuclear energy, on the other hand…
Can Germany – Europe’s biggest carbon polluter – clean up its act?
That climate change has figured prominently in the national election campaign now underway in Germany is hardly surprising.
Devastating flash floods that killed almost 200 people there this summer have focused even more attention on the issue in a country already reputed to be one of the most climate-conscious in the world. Around 50% of electricity in Germany comes from renewable energy sources, and the government in Berlin has signed up to some of the most ambitious decarbonization targets, including net-zero emissions by 2045 — five years earlier than most other developed economies…
Twenty percent of German power is generated by burning coal — about the same as in the U.S. — but a large amount of the German coal is of the most carbon polluting type, lignite…
Germany has committed to phasing out coal by 2038, but Laumanns would like to see a much quicker exit and hopes the government will be shamed into action at COP26.
“I hope that it’s going to be an international humiliation for Germany, so that this green image of Germany is corrected,” he said.
Distracted while showing the rest of the world how to best go green, sneaky German greenhouse emissions grew by the largest leap since 1990.
Germany is forecast to slip back below the threshold it had set for cutting greenhouse gases by 2020, amid a post-pandemic recovery and unfavorable conditions for renewable energy, according to a report by an environmental think tank Sunday.
Berlin-based Agora Energiewende examined data from the first half of 2021 to forecast that total emissions in Germany this year will be equivalent to somewhere between 760 million to 812 million tons of CO2.
This would put Germany’s emissions about 35-39% below 1990 levels. The German government had pledged to achieve cuts of 40% by 2020 — a target it claimed to have reached last year, in large part due to the pandemic-related economic downturn.
This year’s rebound of about 47 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2021 would be the biggest increase since 1990, Agora Energiewende said.
To save the world from man-made CO2. Take more of our money, please!
And this in a country that already takes about half of what you earn.
German citizens’ assembly calls for concrete climate action ahead of election – A representative group of citizens has agreed on recommendations to help the German government cut emissions and fairly achieve its climate goals.
As soon as anybody can figure out what “socio-ecological economy” means, that is. Might take some time.
Oh yeah, I forgot. There is no more time. The world is coming to an end and man-made CO2 will kill us all and all that. So actually, it’s easy to figure out. All socio-ecological economy means is to spend more and ever more of other people’s money (and their children’s and their grandchildren’s and their…).
Greens vow to turn Germany into ‘socio-ecological economy’ – Party approves election manifesto that calls for fast-tracking of switch to carbon neutrality within next 20 years.
Or hope to, if elected in the Fall. When it comes to traffic and mobility in Germany, I mean.
It will be a great leap forward, so-to-speak.
Germany: Climate activists, cyclists oppose autobahn expansion – Cyclists and climate activists across Germany have defied autobahn construction, arguing that more roading and relentless car traffic violate urgent global climate rescue goals.