Tag: Angela Merkel

German thoughts on the Energiewende and Green Energy

A lot of leftists/greens/socialists would have you believe that green energy is cheap, scalable, and with few downsides, so much so that they can’t ever shut up about it. They just love to cite Germany’s “Energiewende” as an example for all of us to follow, it’s almost as if climate change is their religion. Never mind that Germany’s own government has been forced to accept that the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) is a complete and total failure. Also forget that Germany is burning more coal than ever before, nuclear power is evil and green energy is obviously the only way.

Perhaps it’s all a part of the Green plan? If electricity prices go up enough then we’ll just stop using electricity right? We can all just give up our cars, stop using any electricity, become hunter-gatherers, and live in caves. While we’re doing that, all of the rich celebrity environmentalists will hear of our new found climate faith and fly out in their private jets to watch as we all bow down and worship the Goreacle. It’ll be a sight for the ages.

Let’s ask some Germans what they think about the GroKo. It’s really quite hilarious.

Remember, whenever governments say something is free or cheap it must be true right? You just have to become more generous.

Here’s Angela Merkel and her adivsors admitting that the EEG has failed.

A breakup of the EU?

The United Kingdom has been considering the possibility of leaving the E.U. and will even be holding a referendum on this very idea soon. I’ve never thought it made sense to push over two dozen nations together in such a manner. It’s bound by a common currency, except for the U.K., yet has no common economic policy. Germany wants other nations to be more austere, a lackluster labor market, the threat of deflation, and a lack of any common economic policy are very dangerous for the E.U.. Continental Europe is bound by a common currency yet not bound to actually help other member countries out or have a common goal. There is no common defense policy amongst the various nations of the E.U.. Why shouldn’t the United Kingdom be able to control who enters their borders from other countries? Only time will tell if the E.U. can stay together, perhaps economic forces alone will pull it apart?