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Ed Driscoll

Germany’s ‘Green’ Economy Foreshadows Our Own Future

May 2nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm

“Germany Succeeds Making Energy Unaffordable For 15% Of Its Population – 600,000 Households Disconnected Annually,” the No Tricks Zone Website, devoted to “climate news from Germany” claims:

Every year 600,000 households (2 million people) are getting their power switched off in Germany because they can’t afford the skyrocketing electric bills. At that rate the country (population 80 million) will become blacked-out like North Korea by 2050.

It’s one way of reducing carbon emissions – just catapult your population back to the Stone Age. Online German flagship daily Die Welt has an article on how skyrocketing electricity prices are making electricity unaffordable for a large number of Germans.

Many people in Germany are no longer able to pay their electricity bills. And energy prices continue to climb – rapidly. The president of the VdK social association Ulrike Masche, accuses the German federal government “of having neglected the social dimension of the energy transformation”.

It’s not that they neglected it — it’s that, like Obama promising to bankrupt coal companies, and his energy advisors promising $9.00/a gallon gas, they view these as features, much as how Democrats John Kerry and Claire McCaskill trumpet the carbon-reducing benefits of the recession.

Or as Will Collier writes today on the aftermath of East Germany, “How fundamentally f***** up does a system have to be to produce impoverished… Germans?” But then global warming is simply a different means to the same end.

Speaking of which, longtime readers of our site will will member back in 2010, during our “Springtime for Algore,” when we had lots of fun with an article in that month’s edition of Condé Nast’s Traveler* praising to the hilt what they called Germany’s “Eco–Anschluss.” Could Germany’s future yet again resemble the post-1945 aftermath of the original Anschluss? Survey says….maybe.

* About the same time that Condé Nast’s Vogue, Traveler’s sister publication, was prepping its even more radical chic profile of wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, curiously enough.

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