What? There could be consequences for abandoning hydrocarbon and nuclear power? Who ever could have predicted such a thing?
Philipp Rosler said Germany is faced with a repeat of the power shortages experienced last year that threatened to plunge parts of the country into darkness.
“Last winter we had a pretty tense situation, and this year we could see the same again, and perhaps even next year as well,” he said in an interview with the newspaper Passauer Neue Presse.
The move away from old forms of energy production has become one of Chancellor Angel Merkel’s key policies, and the government wants four fifths of German energy produced by renewable sources by 2050.
I’m sure that people suffering in the cold and the dark will take comfort from their low carbon footprint.