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Germany Is Waking Up To The Consequences Of Angela Merkel's Rash Abandonment Of Nuclear Power
Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2011 | Gus Lubin

Posted on 06/12/2011 1:01:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

In a dramatic about face, Angela Merkel agreed last month to phase out nuclear power in Germany by 2022 -- part of a gloabl backlash after the Fukushima disaster. Now many Germans are recognizing the downside to her decision, according to SPIEGEL.

First, higher emissions. The German Energy Agency warned that by 2020 they will not be able to achieve a 40% reduction in carbon emissions relative to 1990. Instead they will manage only a 30-33% reduction.

Second, higher electricity costs. Jürgen Grossmann, head of energy giant RWE, accused Merkel of creating an "eco-dictatorship" and promoting de-industrialization.

On Friday, he took the battle a step further, warning in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung that Merkel's phase out plan could result in large companies turning their backs on the country as a result of climbing energy prices. "The de-industrialization (of Germany) won't come all at once. It will be a gradual process," Grossmann said. "Soon we will have to do without entire industrial sectors: companies like BASF and Thyssen-Krupp won't be here anymore."

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; fukushima; germany; nuclearpower

1 posted on 06/12/2011 1:02:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If you de-industrialize Europe, when the muzzies take over they will not get much for their efforts except a lot of muzzies and no industry.


2 posted on 06/12/2011 1:11:58 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.
Jürgen Grossmann, head of energy giant RWE, accused Merkel of creating an "eco-dictatorship" and promoting de-industrialization. On Friday, he took the battle a step further, warning in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung that Merkel's phase out plan could result in large companies turning their backs on the country as a result of climbing energy prices.
The recent problem with that Japanese plant (it was hit by a tsunami, not much chance of that in Germany) doesn't have anything to do with the long fight by the leftist jackoffs in Germany against nuclear power.


3 posted on 06/12/2011 1:19:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

Between the wholesale war on modern technology by the environmental cultists and the growing influence of Islamic fundamentalism among 2nd and 3rd generation Muslim immigrants, we may witness the descent of Europe into another Dark Age in our lifetimes.


4 posted on 06/12/2011 1:22:04 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SeekAndFind

The Germans have been pushing “green” energy for decades.

It’s time they start living with the consequences of their philosophy.


5 posted on 06/12/2011 1:22:14 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The lefties in Germany really want to return to the Dark Ages. Unfortunately, Merkel had recently been losing popularity, and decided to try the RINO ploy. Throw your enemies a bone and make yourself popular with them.

Yeah, sure. How’s that gonna work? Now she has lost the left and the right, I would guess. And it won’t look too great if she flipflops AGAIN.


6 posted on 06/12/2011 1:26:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

It kinda reminds me of Africans. Leave it to them and within three years it will look like Africa. Everything broken and destroyed. Muslims? No different.


7 posted on 06/12/2011 1:29:34 PM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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To: SunkenCiv
I've had the feeling the Leftwingtards in Deutschland intend to reopen the coal mines to put everybody to work digging for a living.

Now, about "deindustrialization", that's the Morganthau Plan first proposed at the end of WWII.

The idea was Germany would be deindustrialized and returned to its late Medieval state as the location of a number of weak, impoverished principalities where millions of low paid peasants eked out a living in between severe famines.

It was thought of as too hateful to impose on anyone ~ yet here's Angela Merkel "jus' doin' it".

This will definitely not be popular.

8 posted on 06/12/2011 1:32:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s an BS speech.

It’s 8 years into the future.

They will never give up nuclear power.


9 posted on 06/12/2011 1:44:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Ronald Reagan was the last candidate to be hated by the MSM to the extent that Sarah is.)
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To: Tzimisce

They are already living with it. Energy prices are high and everything is recycled. You need to separate your garbage into four or five different parts and you have large bins scattered everywhere for the disposal of glass bottles—one for brown, one for green, one for clear, etc. Everyone brings in their plastic bottles to the grocery stores and feed them into recycling machines. No more incadescent bulbs. The Greens have their foot on the necks of the people. I doubt many Americans—at least today—would tolerate such nonsense.


10 posted on 06/12/2011 2:00:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

There are other posibilities not being noticed...by supposed “jounalism professionals” and pundits.

So there may possibly be no negative consequence of any kind by then.

Under certain circumstances, this move could reap significant benefits for Germany that could not be gained in any other way.


11 posted on 06/12/2011 2:11:04 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I read today that the Swiss are doing the same thing.
Hope they enjoy getting by on high country cheese.


12 posted on 06/12/2011 2:46:49 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

It is coming here as well. By 2014 many coal power plants in the USA will be shut down by the EPA because they are not “clean”. Unfortunately the windmills and solar panels promised to take up the slack are not yet constructed nor are they viable. Large sections of middle America will begin to experience the frequent brownouts and blackouts of a third world country. Once the people get angry about interrupted electrical supplies the government will step in and begin rationing power. The Greens will be happy as what is left of our manufacturing economy flees to China and other countries who care nothing about emissions.


13 posted on 06/12/2011 2:57:13 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: kabar

Don’t be knocking the recycling machines. Helps me cut down on my food bills, and gives me a little cigarette money. Heck,it’s an extra 5 or 6€ per week. If I’m feeling industrious, I take my cargo bike and do a bottle round-up, like I did today. I reckon I made about € 25 for 1 1/2 hours work, and it was a nice day for riding, too. Not bad.


14 posted on 06/12/2011 3:02:45 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: Cicero

The lefties in Germany really want to return to the Dark Ages.


The lefties world-wide want to return to the dark ages and feudalism with serfdom. With themselves as the nobility of course.

The fewer people there are, the easier the remainder are to control, either through customs and religion or by force. No matter what the method they want to control all of us.


15 posted on 06/12/2011 3:07:27 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Cicero

Yep, you got that right 100%.

With any luck and sense, thorium nuke technology could make some inroads in a couple of years. Of course, the word ‘nuclear’ alone sends the eco-fascists into a hissy fit. (Never mind all that CO2-reduction idiocy that is now being brought forth even by industrial leaders - more stupidity...)

But when industries start to turn their back on this ship of fools, *that’s* when folks will reconsider.


16 posted on 06/12/2011 3:13:21 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
It seems like you have adjusted too well to this craziness. Everytime I visit my inlaws, it drives me nuts. You have to be anal retentive to enjoy that stuff. Amnd the funny thing is that it does very little good environmentally.

Is Environmentalism Really Working?

17 posted on 06/12/2011 3:14:23 PM PDT by kabar
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To: NoLibZone

Yeah, I wonder if she just didn’t agree to the idea so she could be talked out of it... it would be an incredibly stupid thing to do.


18 posted on 06/12/2011 3:25:14 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: kabar

Oh, I hate the sorting, and I usually don’t. I just take the bottles back for the €.
Trash sorting is a useless, unproductive waste of time.


19 posted on 06/12/2011 3:32:12 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: Soul of the South
Large sections of middle America will begin to experience the frequent brownouts and blackouts of a third world country.

Unfortunately, they won't. Electricity rates will rise so much that everyone will simply sit in the heat and the darkness voluntarily. The only reason California experienced blackouts several years ago was that the liberals-in-charge had forbidden retail price hikes.

They've learned. Like frogs in the pot, we'll ration ourselves into the Dark Ages -- nodding all the while at the common sense and the wisdom of preventing climate change.

20 posted on 06/12/2011 5:37:47 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: kabar

“I doubt many Americans—at least today—would tolerate such nonsense.”

- 2.5gpm shower heads.
- toilets that won’t flush.
- no more 100w incandescent light bulbs.

Who SAYS they won’t “tolerate such nonsense”?

- Just sayin’....


21 posted on 06/12/2011 10:11:18 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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