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Germany’s Coming Cold, Expensive, and Dangerous Experiment

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Desire and will are powerful things. With luck, hard work, and good timing … really wanting something enough can be the key to making things you desire come to pass.

Little warning though … wanting something by itself is not enough. It has to match with reality.

Few things are more real than being cold, being able to produce products at market prices, and to be in control of the energy you need to be a modern nation.

Germany is about to see if desire – to be a “green superpower” fully dedicated to the carbon-neutral pagan god – is enough.

Germany is set to close almost half of its nuclear power capacity before the end of the year, putting further strain on European grids already coping with one of the worst energy crunches in the region’s history.

The shutdowns of Grohnde, Gundremmingen C and Brokdorf — part of the country’s nuclear phaseout — will leave just three atomic plants, which will be taken offline by the end of 2022. Beyond the squeeze on supply, the closures remove a key source of low-carbon power in a nation where emissions are on the rise.

Don’t laugh, this is a serious matter. This is our largest NATO partner in Continental Europe. What happens to her economy … and her strategic vulnerabilities … impacts the USA directly.

Energy vulnerability for ourselves and our cornerstone allies is a national security problem.

“From a pure emissions perspective, it was always a questionable idea to shut down German nuclear before the plants have reached the end of their lifetime,” said Hanns Koenig, head of commissioned projects at Aurora Energy Research. “It was always clear that the nuclear phaseout would need coal and gas plants to run more and therefore cause substantial extra emissions.”

They let their least critical thinkers make their policy … and everyone in the West is in greater danger because of it. Transnational green-leftism is a pox on us all.

…and that gas will be coming from where? Russia?

Atomic plants are designed to generate power around the clock, providing valuable backup when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine. While the shutdowns have been known about for years and are unlikely to cause a spike in prices, the removal of 4 gigawatts of baseload output highlights a dwindling reserve of buffer capacity in Germany. It’s one reason why prices are higher next year: electricity for delivery in 2022 has jumped more than fivefold this year.

This is one hell of a graph.

It is helpful to note that the whole project to get Germany hooked on Russian gas – in its final form as Nord Stream 2 – was led by the previous SPD Chancellor of Germany and this friend the former East German Stasi spy. If you don’t know that, look it up.

Germany intends to take all coal-fired generation offline by 2038, with the lignite power-plant fleet reduced almost 16% by 2024. By that year, high carbon prices and an expansion of renewable power will have cut Germany’s coal production “strongly,” according to the International Energy Agency.

“Renewables.” Anyone who has been to Germany knows they will never be a solar powerhouse and wind is iffy. Without nuclear & coal to fill in on quiet, cloudy days – absent a technological breakthrough unknown today – the only option is natural gas.

Russian gas.

Almost by design? Anyone familiar with the Cold War history of the Greens and large segments of the SDP can connect the dots from there.

Feel good fools … but the gods of the copybook headings will work their magic when Germany can no longer get by on the excess capital accrued by prior, more responsible German leadership.

There is still time for the German people to do something else, but elections have consequences – and they just voted for this.

They are going to get it good and hard.

Bundle up my German friends … and save your Euros.

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7 Comments on "Germany’s Coming Cold, Expensive, and Dangerous Experiment"

  1. Hello on Thu, 23rd Dec 2021 8:12 am 

    Europeans are pretty dumb, we already know that. But germans are the dumbest. First they import sludge and 2nd they dismantle their energy supplies. Clearly they are hellbent on becoming a 3rd world nation. Not much is missing, I guess, they already have the sludge population, just visit any train station of a major german city. It’s sludge galore.

  2. Biden's hairplug on Thu, 23rd Dec 2021 12:35 pm 

    The swiss have 14% darkies as well, and 25% foreigners, who do the work, swiss don’t want to do. You see, swiss are not only dumb, they are lazy and unimaginative as well.

    1000 years of swiss history… and what came out of it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ygh5f-B99A

    The trouble with switserland, nothing ever happens there, complete boredom.

  3. Hello on Thu, 23rd Dec 2021 2:49 pm 

    >>> The trouble with switserland, nothing ever happens there, complete boredom.

    The problem with switzerland is there’s only niggers, rag heads and other assorted sludge here.

    I’m a foreigner in my own land.
    Go back to africa, niggers and other sludge.

  4. Biden's hairplug on Fri, 24th Dec 2021 2:53 am 

    It is going to get much worse in Europe, before it will get better. IF Russia invades the Ukraine, they will do so in close concert with similar actions by the Iranians, Chinese and North-Koreans and the purpose will be to chase Anglos out of Eurasia: Taiwan, South-Korea, Japan, Ukraine, the Gulf, Saudi-Arabia. And there is nothing the US can do about it.

    And if Europe refuses to stay neutral, they will be cut off from oil and gas from Russia and the Gulf. This will create revolutionary conditions in Europe and the overthrow of the US vassal regimes, to escape starvation.

    Russia and China have all the cards. If Russia invades, China, North-Korea and Iran will act in close concert. It is very easy for Iran to fire missiles at oil tankers and halt all traffic, depriving Europe and Japan from energy. Iran could even attack Riyahd in an attempt to overthrow the House of Saud and bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power. If Europe refuses to remain neutral, Russia will stop sending gas. China will invade Taiwan unhindered (and the Philippines) and North-Korea will attack Seoul, with the backing of China. Japan will do nothing. Russia will send all its oil and gas to China. All global trade will come to a halt. And continental Europe will eventually defect towards Russia to escape starvation, as France has been proposing all along (Macron: NATO is brain-dead). This is going to be the end of the West. And let us see how stable the deeply polarized US will be, after it will have been dethroned by Russia and China and thrown out of Eurasia.

  5. Theedrich on Fri, 24th Dec 2021 3:11 am 

    The U.S. & its vassals are in genosuicide mode. Obviously life in Lalaland is too hard to handle.  Might as well kill ourselves because nothing is perfect.  Let the subnormal IQs from Darkytown and from Planet Three take over and flush the entire enterprise down the cosmic commode.  Let’s finish what the Commies began.

    End 4.6 billion years of evolution.

  6. Biden's hairplug on Fri, 24th Dec 2021 7:09 am 

    The world-famous book by the French author Jules Verne, “around the world in 80 days”, has been turned into a television series once again; trailer here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Ge6vO4q9Y

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Around_the_World_in_80_Days_(2021_TV_series)

    It is produced by the produced by the European Alliance, a co-production alliance of France Télévisions, Rai of Italy and the German ZDF. It will be later aired in the UK and US as well.

    I have already seen it on German television. The visuals are stunning, better than Hollywood, no wonder with the partly European scenery. They largely kept to the original Jules Verne script, with one major exception: they made the French servant Passepartout of Phileas Fogg *** BLACK *** and turned the series into a developing love story between a white woman Abigail Fix and the black man Passepartout. The director is a Brit, no surprises here.

    This is precisely why we need to get rid of the US empire and its media and head towards a 1989 of our own, complete with a Balkanizing overlord and leftist European vassals set on the plane to South-America (if they are that lucky and make it to the airport, remember Kabul?). We should embrace the upcoming WW3 as the grand opportunity to get rid of ZOG once and for all. Only out of total chaos and devastation, a new social order can be born. Let’s bring it on.

  7. Julespg on Sun, 26th Dec 2021 6:17 am 

    I was born in Switzerland 54 years ago and have always lived here. I never felt the need for applying for nationality because I was always treated with respect despite non-vernacular color of my skin. Maybe this annoys you, but when times will get tough, it is this mindset that will keep us all going.

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