After German 'Green Party' Shut Down Nuclear Power Plants, Coal Consumption For Energy Has Skyrocketed And So Have Energy PricesReader01/14/2023 (Sat) 18:26 Id: e9d865No.19653del
After German 'Green Party' Shut Down Nuclear Power Plants, Coal Consumption For Energy Has Skyrocketed And So Have Energy Prices
Hoot of the Day: The Greens forced a shutdown of nuclear power under Angela Merkel. Now they are both for and against coal, the dirtiest of all electrical power sources.
Coal provides a staggering 31% of German electricity production, up from 8% in 2015.
Meanwhile, police in riot gear began evicting 'climate activists' Wednesday from a condemned village in western Germany that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine.
Some stones and fireworks were thrown as officers entered the tiny hamlet of Luetzerath, which has become a flashpoint of debate over the country’s climate efforts, on Wednesday morning.
Some activists expressed particular anger at the environmentalist Green party, which is part of both the regional and national governments that reached a deal with RWE last year allowing it to destroy the village in return for ending coal use by 2030, rather than 2038.
HOLD UP... They have to destroy the village and mine the dirtiest coal type to save the environment!?
Yesterday’s pictures of police marching in on protesters trying to protect a lignite field is symptomatic of the many contradictions of German energy policy. Here you have Green ministers, Robert Habeck among them, defending police action against protesters, most of whom are members or at least voters of the Green party. The lignite deal was negotiated by the Greens themselves. We are now observers of the absurd spectacle of the Greens defending the dirtiest version of coal.