Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Bad news from Germany
See this article. Rifkin was well aware of, and wrote about, the humongous battle there is and would continue to be between the fossil fuel and nuclear industries and the Commons renewable industry. Germany is not immune. I'm with the Chancellor on closing the nuke plants, even if they are 'low-carbon,' since they are 'high-death.' So yes, Germany will have to double its renewables, good. That's going to be difficult with those cuts to the subsidies, which is a significant part of the transition. And yes, they have to get tougher on the coal plants. We knew this would be a long, hard-fought war and this is a setback. But as righteous warriors we must continue the fight, willing to sacrifice what it takes. Or we all die. No metaphor, no hyperbole.