GREEN ENERGY FAIL : “We’ll Burn Coal Till The 2040s” – German MinisterPosted: March 7, 2018
AFTER spending upwards of a trillion Euros of taxpayers money on the disastrous Energiewende program, all but destroying Germany’s industrial heartland and causing widespread energy poverty to consumers and businesses alike, ideologically green-agressive Germany is giving up on its mad rush into unreliable ‘energy’ – wind and solar – undergoing the biggest coal-fired power expansion in her history…
Germany will be burning coal for power well into the 2040s, according to state secretary for the environment and energy Rainer Baake.
The country is famed for its “Energiewende” programme to boost the use of renewables, but a rapid phase-out of nuclear power since 2011 has seen it continue to burn coal.
“When I look at the stakeholders’ positions, it seems to suggest that the last [coal] power station will likely go offline between 2040 and 2045,” Baake said in quotes reported by Clean Energy Wire.
“There is an unsolvable contradiction between using lignite for power generation and climate targets.”
Berlin recently published a 2050 carbon reduction roadmap outlining how it plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions 95% on 1990 levels.
But critics say policies outlined in the plan fall well short of those carbon reduction targets, and emissions remain stuck at 27% below 1990 levels, leaving it well off its 2020 target of 40% cuts.
Last year coal met 45% of domestic electricity demand, according to analysis by Carbon Brief.
“It will on no account be switched off in the next decade – in my opinion not even in the one after that,” economy minister Sigmar Gabriel told an energy conference in Berlin this week.
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(Still waiting for that “big oil” cheque to arrive in the mail!)
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