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  •  And when El Nino probably strikes this summer (13+ / 0-)

    we'll be gladly stepping in again, when France has to shut down it's nuclear reactors before they boil the remaining fish in their rivers...

    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. -- Philip K. Dick

    by RandomGuyFromGermany on Sun May 18, 2014 at 12:45:49 PM PDT

    •  yeah well (0+ / 0-)

      on the other hand you know as well as I do that nobody knows who is going to pay for all that a few years down the line.

      Germany guaranteed to the renewable investors completely unrealisticly high prices, for decades to come, and this is fully paid by the average Joe (or Michel) - aka the private households - via his electricity bill (power hungry industries, of course, got waivers from the government)

      So, yes, its an impressive feat, but the jury is still out on if the Energiewende was well planned and implemented - or a major disaster.

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