Winds of change blow through German parliament

Posted: February 14, 2018 by tallbloke in Accountability, Big Green, Energy, government, greenblob, People power, Politics, wind

energieknotenReblogged from Pierre Gosselin’s No-Tricks-Zone

As Germany’s established CDU and SPD “mainstream” parties find themselves imploding, the smaller parties who oppose Germany’s out-of-control Energiewende(transition to green energies) are rapidly becoming a formidable force and making their presence felt in Germany’s national parliament like never before.

For example Germany’s FDP Free Democrats, who refused to forge a coalition government together with CDU/CSU and Green parties, have become increasingly vocal critics of Germany’s green energy scheme.

Politicians ignoring the concerns German citizens
Last month in her first speech ever in the German Parliament, FDP parliamentarian Sandra Weeser slammed the struggling Energiewende and the latest signals to promote it even further.

In her speech Weeser points out that despite the rapidly growing green energy capacity being installed, the effort to reduce CO2 has failed, and what’s left is an unpredictable power grid that often produces energy when it is not needed (waste energy) and thus costing Germans hundreds of millions annually.

She also accuses the established politicians of ignoring citizens as they ruin Germany’s landscape with wind parks.

Interestingly it is often Green party voters who we find among wind park protesters. In their daily lives these people are recognizing that what is being sold as green electricity in fact has nothing to do with being green. They are rejecting the industrial turbines in forests.”

Weeser then tells that the expansion of the green energies is totally out of proportion with the existing power infrastructure, and that even the most perfect grid will not be able to handle the volatile wind and solar energies.

Electricity “outrageously expensive”
Weeser also dismisses claims by the Green Party that wind energy is “the most inexpensive” on the market, asking them directly: “If that is really true, then why do they need subsidies? Why are we paying 25 billion euros annually for their feed-in?”

Green engineering debacle
Finally she mentions that an array of expert panels have determined that wind energy is not leading to more climate protection, but rather is only making electricity outrageously expensive. In her final comment, Weeser says:

Policymakers should set up the framework conditions, but please leave the engineering to engineers.”

Anti-wind/solar energy AfD soars to 15% in polls

Also Dr. Rainer Kraft of the Germany’s newly minted rightwing AfD party recently demolished the Energiewende in his first speech before Parliament in Berlin:

According to Kraft, the Parliamentary session on renewable energy requested by the Greens is welcome because it exposes their “incapability to comprehend the factual and physical interrelationships” of the subject.

Kraft slams the government’s climate-protection approach of spending “15 euros to avoid 1 euro of damage” as apolicy one would expect from “a fool”. Adding: “there just couldn’t be less scientific understanding than that.”

Echoing Donald Trump’s ideas on international treaties, Kraft also sees them as being ruinous to German industry, and that the ultimate target of climate protection is to establish “an eco-socialist centrally-planned economy” and that climate protection is the “instrument” to bring it about.

He then labeled the Greens’ energy policy as “eco-populist voodoo”.

With so much going wrong with the Energiewende, the FDP and AfD today are having an easy time capitalizing politically on the issue and portraying the government and the Greens as inept.

According to recent polls, the FDP and AfD now combine to make up a quarter of Germany’s voters. And now that this anti-Energiewende voice is finally being democratically heard in Parliament and viewed by millions on television screens nationally, expect the traditional established parties to continue seeing the unheard of erosion among their disenchanted voter bases. Never has postwar Germany seen a political shift on such a massive scale.

Though 25% may not sound impressive, it is amazing when one considers that only a decade ago there was virtually universal parliamentary support for green energies. Those days are over.

And now as the failure of the Energiewende becomes ever more glaring, reaching the political tipping point on the issue of the Energiewende is just a question of a few more years.

  1. Scottish Sceptic says:

    Bizarrely as the world grows ever more weary of the scam, the global “temperature” as shown by almost all metrics has never been increasing faster. A lesson to all scammers: if you’re going to adjust the figures – never do it so blatantly that everyone can spot it.

  2. Phoenix44 says:

    I have discussed this issue with friends and relatives who are Believers, that eve if you accept the science and want to do something about CO2, we (in particular the UK, Germany and Australia) have picked the absolute worst way of going about it.

    Germany is pending hundreds of billions to meet targets for renewables that can only be met by increasing CO2 emissions, and part of that is driven by dumb targets but much is driven by the imposition of solutions.

    In the end, sun and wind are variable and uncontrollable, the exact opposites of what you need in any sensible energy policy.

  3. TinyCO2 says:

    The easiest people for con artists to trick are those who want to believe. I’d hope that the tricked would wise up faster but they want to believe soooooo much. Their weight of numbers has boltered their blindness. Even if Germany edges out of the green madness, many British politicians will be convinced we could or should do better.

  4. Bitter@twisted says:

    The Trump effect at work again.
    Once the leader of the free world said the emporer has no clothes, the scam started to crumble.

  5. Frank Davis says:

    OT, I can’t find an email address for Tallbloke anywhere on this blog, but I wondered whether he might be at all interested in A Theory Of Ice Ages

    [reply] thanks – sent msg to TB

  6. Kip Hansen says:

    You’ve got to hand it to the German language for this phrase: “eco-populist voodoo”. Wonder what the German is for that?

  7. oldbrew says:

    >> “eco-populist voodoo”. Wonder what the German is for that?<<

    Pretty much the same as the English. This is being said in the German parliament by an elected rep. so it should be harder to sweep under the carpet.

  8. tallbloke says:

    Hey Frank, nice to hear from you again.
    I’ve reblogged your ice ages post for discussion.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Germany to trial free public transport to avoid big pollution fines

    “Effectively fighting air pollution without any further unnecessary delays is of the highest priority for Germany.”

    German ministers have announced that free public transportation will be trialled in five cities by “the end of this year at the latest” in an effort to reduce road traffic, meet EU air pollution targets and avoid hefty fines.

    Free to ride, but the costs of the services still have to be met from somewhere.

  10. oldbrew says:

    ‘Green’ Energy Still an Expensive Joke: Fossil Fuel’s Contribution to World Energy Demand Continues to Rise

    February 15, 2018 by stopthesethings

    Among their deluded repertoire of mantras, wind and sun worshippers cite the ‘death of coal’ (and all fossil fuels) as an article of faith. We’re repeatedly bombarded in the mainstream press about how sunshine and breezes (nature’s wonder fuels) will soon replace conventional fossil-fuelled electricity generators, altogether.

    Indeed, were also told that this so-called ‘transition’ is inevitable, just like the Internet.

    Except, of course, the evidence shows it all to be a monumental myth, and little more than deranged propaganda.

    Australia has squandered more than $20 billion on renewable energy subsidies, so far (with another $40 billion to be squandered between now and 2031) and yet wind and solar’s contribution to energy demand remains risible, and more like an accounting rounding error.

    When the sun sets (as it tends to do, even in sunbaked Australia) and the wind stops blowing, or blows too hard, the collective contribution from wind and solar is, of course, absolutely NIL.