We Germans Would Never Twist Words Around Like That

So you sneaky Russkies better stop accusing us of doing so.

After all, just because our foreign minister said “we are fighting a war against Russia” doesn’t mean that we are fighting a war against Russia. Quit twisting her words around like that already. She’s a diplomat. And a Green one too (in more ways than one). And now you’ve offended us.

Germany accuses Russia of twisting minister’s war comments for ‘propaganda’ – Russia has twisted comments by Germany’s foreign minister about the war in Ukraine for propaganda purposes, a German foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday, stressing Berlin’s position that NATO must not become party to the conflict.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock riled Moscow with comments at an event in Strasbourg on Tuesday, when, speaking in English, she said that “we are fighting a war against Russia, and not against each other.”

How Stunning And Brave

And hilarious and ridiculous. Absurd, too.

And really, really, dumb. That the media could think anybody is interested in this nonsense anymore, I mean. German catastrophist activists have been performing this dopey performance art ritual since the 80s, at least.

Climate activists ‘prepared to risk lives’ to stop German coalmine – Hundreds of protesters prepare to defy police at abandoned village of Lützerath in North Rhine Westphalia.

Expert At Losing Bets Waxes Poetic On Gambling

If the Germans don’t know about losing energy bets, nobody does. Old Vlad better listen up.

Putin has gambled away gas leverage, says German vice-chancellor – Robert Habeck says ‘half of our eggs were in the basket of Putin’ but Germany is now recovering capacity.

Vladimir Putin has gambled away his gas leverage over Europe, Germany’s vice-chancellor has claimed as he sounded a note of cautious optimism over his country’s energy supplies during a visit to Norway.

Green, Blue…

They’re all too yellow to admit that none of this will deliver enough energy in their lifetimes, if ever at all.

Germany and Norway reach blue hydrogen agreement – Germany’s RWE and Norway’s Equinor have agreed to supply Germany with low-emissions hydrogen fuel. The long-term plan is to provide 100% cleanly sourced green hydrogen.

What is blue hydrogen? For years, the prospect of clean hydrogen fuel — which emits mostly water vapor when burned — has excited those hoping to abandon fossil fuels.

However, the production of completely clean “green” hydrogen, which is separated from water with power generated by clean renewables such as solar and wind, is not currently viable at a large scale.

The alternative “blue” hydrogen, which is produced by burning gas, remains a cheaper option and aims to capture and store more than 95% of emissions.

Try To Remember…

The kind of December
When gas was there and temps so mellow…

Nobody said “saving the planet” would be easy.

Snow covers Germany amid gas crunch – As Germany experienced its coldest December in a decade, the government implored residents to exercise restraint on turning up the heat.

“Germany is still very, very far from having its gas needs totally covered for the next two years. Because of this, in spite of the cold, I implore you to exercise restraint with gas use.”

German Of The Day: Blackout

That means blackout.

Blackout risk – Germany’s gas storage facilities are 94 percent full, but the level is steadily declining in view of the cold weather.

“Everyone is preparing for it…” He pleads for a factual discussion without scaremongering, but warns against possible acts of sabotage – and explains what emergency supplies citizens should stock up on in case of an emergency.

More Windmills ASAP!

Our solar panals don’t seem to be working properly here in Germany at the moment. It’s all dark and cloudy or something. And white. Geez. Why is it so cold all of a sudden?

This “saving the planet” stuff can be a real ice-cold bitch.

Germany at risk of gas shortages as consumption cutting target missed – Country has scrambled to open up new sources of energy since start of Ukraine war.

Germany is saving less gas than necessary to rule out shortages this winter, the head of the German grid agency has said, as the country missed its crucial target of a 20% cut in consumption last week amid dropping temperatures.

A Massive Energy Cost Rise?

But where did this massive rise in energy costs come from? Who is responsible?

I know. We’ll ask the government to help us!

1 in 10 Germans had not yet heated by November despite cold weather: Survey – Germans have significantly changed their heating habits due to massive rise in energy costs, research finds.

Was He At Least Wearing A “OneLove” Armband?

When he signed the 15 year LNG deal with Qatar? They were a big deal here for a few minutes last week.

Don’t the Greens normally love making empty gestures and sending symbolic symbols (Zeichen setzen)? Germany’s Green Economy Minister set two symbols with the deal: 1) We don’t give a damn about the human rights blah blah we claim to give a damn about and 2) Nasty LNG gas may not be green enough for our standards but it’s just green enough to “save the planet,” as long as it saves Germany first – from the catastrophic energy policy the Greens got Germany into in the first place.

German minister satisfied with 15-year Qatar LNG deal – German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Tuesday he was happy with the length of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply deal struck with Qatar, as Berlin pursues new energy partnerships after a plunge in gas from Russia.

Remember The Arms Race?

Now we’re in a subsidy race.

It’s a subsidize the renewable energy sector race. The rules are simple: The country that wastes the most taxpayer money on technologies that can never, under any realistic scenario, meet the electricity demands of the given country, wins. And the others turn Green with envy.

Analysis: U.S. green subsidies heighten fears for German industry – U.S. subsidies add to threats to German manufacturing base.