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The blame game has started before winter energy crisis ...

Energy industry: CSU responsible for the emergency in Bavaria

In view of an impending energy shortage, the Association of Bavarian Energy and Water Management (VBEW) blames the CSU for the emergency in Bavaria. And: The German Association of Cities is demanding government grants for the planned gas surcharge.

VBEW Managing Director: State government was afraid of angry citizens

VBEW Managing Director Fischer accuses the state government of being afraid of the population. "She was afraid of the angry citizen who is against everything that affects him in any way. That was the coalition with the citizen à la Seehofer," he said.

"Gas surcharge must not overwhelm people financially"

Due to Russian supply cuts and the rapid increase in import prices, there will be a state gas surcharge surcharge for both companies and private households from October . With the levy, the federal government allows the ailing importers to quickly pass on costs to households and industry despite existing contracts.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 06:25:21 AM EST
Markus Söder tweet ...

Translation:
Unfortunately, the Chancellor is wrong when he criticizes the expansion of renewables in Bavaria. On the contrary: the Free State is setting a good example.

Translation:
.@Ricarda_Lang lies - out of ignorance or with intent?

The fact is: when it comes to renewable energies, Bavaria is better than any green-governed state.

Green fake news doesn't get us anywhere.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 06:27:29 AM EST
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This graph is simply bullshit, as it doesn't account for land area. It does not support the charge of "Green fake news."

Simplifying a complex energy situation doesn't help, especially if one doesn't know what one is writing about.

The same goes for your comment on the Economist post where they parrot the gas industry who says they can double German gas production in 18-24 months. Your comment was "stupidity to the nth degree" or something inane. You know nothing about the vast increase in earthquakes in western Niedersachsen, where the fracking has plummeted property values. You know nothing about how increased gas use will not stop germany's use of coal, nor about how it would affect germany's long term climate goals.

But mostly you don't know anything about the german push to accelerate the change to a hydrogen economy, and how capital needs to b e directed in that direction, in order to stave off the worst effects of the climate emergency.

You should be writing about how most countries in northern and western Europe are already steadily accelerating the transition from more than two centuries of fossil fuels poisoning society to the most rapid social experiment ever undertaken, the switch to a hydrogen economy.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Aug 5th, 2022 at 09:45:45 AM EST
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Looking forward to your diary.

Never pretended to know the situation in Germany, but trying to understand the economic powers moving the transition. Natural gas was intended to cover a number of years for transition to sustainable energy sources which includes H2. Europe has done much to invest in the infrastructure ... the intervention with sanctions from US Congress is detrimental to all of Europe. The war in Ukraine is the icing on the cake for the US fossil fuel lobby.

Western Ukraine was intended to be a major H2 hub for Europe. Stupidity to the nth degree in EU leadership in Brussels. How to wreck the EU-27 economy and destroy the small bit of social fabric left. The poorest will be hit the hardest by free market capitalism. No more war. ☮️

Thanks for your comment ... miss the input about what moves in Germany as fas as political support and economic might. Too much at stake.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 5th, 2022 at 10:45:07 AM EST
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My earlier comment ...

Annalena Baerbock's message to America: She's in sync with Biden | Atlantic Council - May 6, 2021 |

In Baerbock's view, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would violate the spirit of the EU's economic sanctions retaliating against Russian aggression. "This pipeline contradicts our sanctions, so it cannot go in place," she said. "It cannot start."

Baaerbock's reasoning on this point isn't just geopolitical. She instead wants to work with Ukraine to set up a hydrogen pipeline. "We need some hydrogen in Europe to be carbon-neutral in the future," she said. "There's a high potential in Ukraine for renewable energy, for wind and solar. We have already this pipeline there to transfer now fossil [fuel] gas. We can set it up for [a] green hydrogen pipeline in the future."

Merkel's government presented a National Hydrogen Strategy in June 2020

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 5th, 2022 at 04:27:22 PM EST
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Global coal demand is set to return to its all-time high in 2022 | IEA - July 28, 2022 |

The American coal specifically and fossil fuel lobby in US Congress ... losing the war to save the planet.

How Manchin used politics to protect his family coal company | Politico |

West Virginia Protest Calls out Manchin's Coal Profits | DeSmog |

Over the weekend, 16 people were arrested after trying to block the entrance to the Grant Town Power Plant, which burns pricey waste coal bought from Sen. Manchin's company.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 5th, 2022 at 07:53:10 PM EST
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Translation:
Why only half-hearted again? When it came to nuclear energy, the traffic light hesitated far too long and worked with untruths. Now it's finally time for decisions.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 06:28:22 AM EST
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Lack of gas becomes an electricity problem | Tagesschau |

Around 13 percent of the gas is used to generate electricity. After the nuclear power plants were shut down at the end of the year, this could lead to power supply bottlenecks - even blackouts.

At the energy supplier N-ERGIE in Nuremberg, Rainer Kleedörfer is anxiously looking forward to the coming winter. Since less and less gas from Russia has been coming to us in Germany, the head of corporate development sees the security of supply for his around two million customers at risk: "We expect that we will have to turn off the electricity in individual districts by the hour."

A gloomy scenario that many energy suppliers and public utilities in Germany fear. Because if there is no gas, there could soon not only be a heat problem, but also an electricity problem. The reason is the electricity mix in Germany. After all, almost half of the electricity is generated from renewable energies. But the rest is generated from other sources. A third comes from coal, six percent from nuclear power plants and at least 13 percent from gas.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 06:29:07 AM EST
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Translation:
Unfortunately, energy is running out. The state government will therefore save even more. But that is not enough. Instead, nationwide concepts for replacing #energy from Russia are finally needed. Unfortunately, the traffic light hesitates far too long here.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 06:35:53 AM EST
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