But they feel good (for doing nothing for the environment). That’s what is important.
Coming soon to the Obamanation if we fail in November. (although I hear it could be happening in California this summer)
“Skyrocketing electricity prices are making electricity unaffordable for a large number of Germans.”
Which is exactly the point of the EnviroNazi agenda.
I do not see how the average increase in 3.5 % results in people not being able to pay their bill.
For example, if your bill was $100 and is now $103.50, there must be some other mitigating factor causing the you to not be able to pay it.
Just like the Japanese...they’ll be turning their nukes back on real soon. Most enviro-idiots like to talk green, until they have to start writing the checks to pay for it. Especially when many of the greenies lose their jobs, because manufacturing is chased out by high energy costs.
They never learn ...
years ago, Germany introduced a recycling campaign “The Dual System”. Instead of throwing away packaging materials (tins, plastic wrap, joghurt cups ...), they *wash* them then dispose of them in special yellow bags / containers. This is then taken to a recycling center / burned.
Sounds great and they became real masters at it in the hopes of saving money AND doing something for the environment!
Then the law of unintended consequences struck. The local refuse removal & disposal companies, which were paid by quantity / weight suddenly could not cover thier core operational expenses - SO they raised the rates. So now the Germans essentially have been hit twice - additional expense of separating & washing packaging AND additional costs for the removal & disposal of the “rest”.
Now - the electric companies are raising rates because they can’t cover thier core expenses due to the “we must save energy at all costs” meme. So now they pay more for thier light bulbs and most other products, pay additional taxes on energy consumption to stuff holes in the thier Social Security System AND the rates for electricity go UP.
Great Savings, coming to a country near you!
Cheap + plentiful energy = freedom.
And vice versa.
A scene from the play-movie BECKET.
King Henry is caught out in a rainstorm and soaked. He and Becket go to a hovel hovel where King Henry makes demands.
Henry: I want fire and warmth!
Becket: You will find no fire here sire.
Henry: And why is that!
Becket: Each hovel is allowed two measures of wood a year. One stick more and they are hanged.
Henry: My edict?
Becket:Your edict sire.
Wait until the skyrocketing price of energy hits Japan. Didn’t they just shut down 20 some nuclear power plants??? Where will their energy come from now???
Funny how those impressive and intimidating statistics look less so when someone discloses what the actual standard of living there is like.
As usual their goal is not about the environment.
There is now a much better way around extremes of heat or cold, which is the majority of residential energy consumption.
A synthetic material first made in 1931, aerogel is unsurpassed as a physical heat insulator. A 3mm layer of it is equivalent to about a foot and a half of fiberglass insulation. A house insulated with it would use just a fraction of the energy of a modern house. It could also line ovens and refrigerators.
However, aerogel was just an oddity for many years, because it was both terribly expensive to make and quite brittle, but in 2000, commercial production began of aerogel blankets, in thin, flexible sheets, and at far less cost.
It is still fairly expensive, but no one has yet begun large scale production of it, which would radically change the energy equation.
At mass production cost, though retrofitting an entire home would be expensive, a single, interior room could be kept very warm in winter with just body heat and a light bulb, and very cold in summer with a small air conditioner set on low.