Same thing may be happening in Greece.
The theft of trees is taking place also in Greece a lot, says reader Argiris Diamantis. In the Northwest of Greece very poor people from nearby Albania are cutting Greek trees to keep warm in the cold winters.
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The Germans abandoned nuclear energy and have embraced the fiction of green energy sources. Not the first time Germany has made a monumental strategic blunder.
Every Forstmeister that I ever met knew exactly where every tree and log in his forest was at all times. These are some very smart thieves.
This cannot be TRUE, and must be some satirical piece without proper labeling, We all know That the MASSIVE GLOBAL WARMING means No More WINTERS and Cold Weather, Just Ask Al Gore, he will tell you so.
I wonder if the rising energy costs are due to taking the nuclear power plants offline before an equal supply of energy from an alternate source could be brought online. I believe that many on FR predicted this. But then again, no much of a risky prediction. Almost like predicting the sun rising in the east.
LOL. Shut down your nukes, adopt wind and solar causing sky-high energy prices, and look what happens! You cannot repeal the Law of Unintended Consequences or revoke the Invisible Hand. It’s especially rich that people are turning to burning comparatively dirty wood instead of paying premium for wind and solar power!
We had a friend visiting from Switzerland. We drove him from Asheville, NC to Elizabethton, TN and along the way he was amazed to see all of the fallen trees just lying there, rotting away.
“In Switzerland, all of those would have been collected for firewood!” was his comment.
Ich bin ein Burntimber
I wonder if they will start registering chainsaw owners to reduce firewood theft, and start cracking down on people with illegal chainsaws?
Scene from the Play and movie BECKET.
King Henry and Becket are caught out in a rainstorm and seek shelter in a hovel.
King Henry: GIVE ME 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.
Then there is that scene in DR ZHIVAGO where he is stealing firewood for heat.